Shoigu held emergency talks with colleagues from Yerevan and Baku


The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu held emergency telephone talks with the Ministers of defense of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan and the Minister of defense of Azerbaijan Zakir Hasanov, reported the press service of the defense Ministry. In the night of Saturday between soldiers of the two countries began fighting in the Karabakh conflict zone.

During the conversation they talked about “the need for urgent measures to stabilize the situation in the conflict zone”. The defense Ministry stressed that Nagorno Karabakh is “the focus of constant attention of the management” of the Department.

An armed clash between Karabakh and Azerbaijani forces began on the night of 2 April. The parties have accused each other of provoking conflict. Yerevan claims that Azerbaijani forces staged an offensive along the whole line of contact. In Baku, in turn, argue that these actions came in response to the shelling of towns and villages.