Armenian and Russian top diplomats meet in Moscow

Armenian and Russian top diplomats meet in Moscow
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A date for tripartite talks between Rusia, Armenia and Azerbaijan is to be set soon, Russian FM Lavrov has said after a meeting with Mirzoyan.

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Russia met in Moscow on Monday to discuss issues including the maintenance of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement.

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said after the meeting that a date for tripartite talks between Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan was to be set soon, and that Moscow would readily support a peace treaty between Yerevan and Baku.

Armenian foreign minister Ararat Mirzoyan said that the situation in South Caucasus has been aggravated by Azerbaijan's aggressive discourse and by military provocations that continue to target not only Nagorno Karabakh but also Armenia's territories.

Baku violates almost all provisions of the tripartite statement signed in November 2020 by the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh, he stressed, adding:

"Unfortunately, in practice there is not a single point in the tripartite statement of 9 November that Azerbaijan has not violated - systematic violations of the ceasefire, the occupation of the territories of the Republic of Armenia, the illegal blocking of the Lachin corridor, continued detention of Armenian prisoners of war, obstructions to the re-opening of regional transport routes."