Kremlin: Ankara's statements regarding military support and activity fuel flames

On Tuesday, Russia urged Turkey to work to end the bloody clashes in the Nagorny Karabakh region, where Ankara strongly supports Azerbaijan.

Russia, according to Agence France-Presse, appealed to Turkey regarding work on a ceasefire in Nagorny Karabakh. Moscow's appeal came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded, on Monday, Armenia to end what he called its "occupation" of Nagorny Karabakh.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, "We call on all parties, especially partner countries like Turkey, to do everything in their power for a ceasefire and return to a peaceful settlement of this conflict using political and diplomatic means."

He added, "Any statements about some kind of military support and activity undoubtedly increase the fuel fueling the fire. We are categorically against that."

It is worth noting that Russia is part of a military alliance of the countries of the former Soviet Union that included Armenia and has a military base there.

France, Russia and the United States brokered peace efforts in the name of the "Minsk Group," but the last peace deal collapsed in 2010.


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