Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov says Ukraine is concerned about the ongoing hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh region.

"Today, there are difficult times for the Armenian and Azerbaijani peoples. We, as a state, are concerned about what is happening, about the fighting. On my behalf and on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada, I would like to urge everyone to do their best to prevent people's deaths. And to sit down at the negotiating table to save the lives of the civilian population, citizens of the two states," he said during the Conciliation Council, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

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War in Nagorno-Karabakh: Past developments

  • The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh region began in 1988, when the predominantly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.
  • In 1991-1994, the bloodshed conflict continued in the region, which ended with the signing of a ceasefire protocol. Nagorno-Karabakh proclaimed itself an independent "republic." Azerbaijan did not recognize this, considering the territory to have been occupied by Armenia.
  • From time to time, clashes erupt along the line of contact.
  • On September 27, fighting resumed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Both countries blamed each other for the outbreak of the hostilities.
  • The Azerbaijani authorities announced deaths during an attack on Nagorno-Karabakh mounted from Armenia.
  • Armenia, in turn, reported the downing of several helicopters and drones of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. According to the Armenian authorities, Azerbaijan also lost three tanks.
  • Turkey has already announced support for Azerbaijan in the conflict with Armenia.
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh have declared martial law. Mobilization has been announced in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, while Azerbaijan declared "partial mobilization."