OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs make statement on another provocation of Armenia

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, Ambassador Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Stephane Visconti of France, and Ambassador Richard Hoagland of the United States have made a statement on renewed violence late in the evening on 4 July at Alkhanli village of Fizuli region that resulted in casualties, including civilians.

The Minsk Group co-chairs urgently call upon the sides to cease military action. “Violence only begets further violence and accomplishes nothing. The only responsible and human way to resolve this long-standing conflict is for the sides to return to the negotiation table in good faith,” the statement says.