On October 18, the Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan had a telephone conversation with Urmas Reinsalu, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Estonia.
The Minister Mnatsakanyan informed his Estonian counterpart about the situation caused by the large-scale war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, about the war crimes committed by Azerbaijan during the hostilities, which are manifested in the deliberate targeting of civilians, civilian infrastructure, in brutal treatment and inhumane murders of the prisoners of war under their control, in continuous and deliberate shelling of cultural, religious and historical monuments.
Highlighting the importance of the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair to ceasefire, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan considered inadmissible the non-fulfillment of the ceasefire (mediated by Russia and France, on October 10 and October 17, respectively) agreements by Azerbaijan.
In this context, Minister Mnatsakanyan also expressed his deep concern over Turkey's negative involvement in the processes taking place in the region, emphasizing that the letter’s destabilizing approach will have catastrophic consequences for regional peace and stability.
The interlocutors stressed the need to fulfill the agreements reached on the ceasefire. Minister Mnatsakanyan reaffirmed Armenia's position on the need to establish a verifiable ceasefire regime.