Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow was concerned over the mounting hostile rhetoric, the increased number of incidents in Nagorno-Karabakh and the parties' unwillingness to search for compromises to resolve the situation around the Lachin corridor.
"We proceed from the fact that there is no alternative to the peace process. We are resolute in this and reaffirm our position. We call on the sides to show restraint in their statements and actions and resume negotiations on all tracks of Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization, including unblocking transport communications, delimitation of the border, preparation of a peace treaty," Zakharova said at a press briefing.
According to her, large-scale problems arose in the region after the involvement of the West and the European Union. “Behind all statements about peace, willingness to help, we see a completely opposite picture,” added the diplomat.
Zakharova did not comment on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's statement that it is possible that Armenia and Azerbaijan will soon sign a peace treaty.