Putin says Russia has contained conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Russian President Vladimir Putin assured this Friday (200) that the new conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, with clashes on the border between the two countries that left more than 200 dead, they were contained with the help of the Kremlin.

“This conflict was managed to contain itself, thanks, and above all, to the influence of Russia”, said the head of state in the city of Samarqanda, in Uzbekistan, where he attended the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Putin assured, however, that the incidents recorded in recent days were not related to the territory of Nagorno- Karabakh, which is claimed by both countries and where Russia has mobilized a military contingent.

The Kremlin chief explained that the clashes took place on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

)Shortly before making the statements, Putin met in Samarqanda with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev, who confirmed that the ceasefire halt declared last Wednesday Tuesday was being fulfilled by both sides of the conflict.

“The cessation of hostilities has been taking place for about two days and this proves that neither Armenia nor Azerbaijan wants an escalation of great magnitude ” said the head of state of Azerbaijan.

Putin, according to the Kremlin earlier reported, had scheduled a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, supposedly to discuss the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. However, so far, details of the meeting have not been released.

Yerevan accuses Baku forces of invading Armenian territory and demands the withdrawal of troops that entered last Tuesday.

The hostilities initiated by Azerbaijan forced the evacuation of 7,000 people from areas close to the border, according to human rights organizations.

In addition, there is information from, at least one civilian killed and several wounded as a result of attacks carried out by Baku troops.

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