ArmInfo.The Russian Foreign Ministry has no information on the possible convening of a meeting at the level of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in connection with the firing on August 31 of the OSCE monitoring group on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border.
On August 31, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova, during a weekly briefing, answering the question whether the Russian side intends to initiate a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in connection with the firing of the OSCE monitoring group, in order to accelerate the summit at the level of the presidents of the two countries, in particular , stated: "As for the case mentioned by you, the experts should say their word after studying the circumstances on the spot. As for the plans for convening a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, I have no such information. The dialogue is supported with all sides at the expert level, certainly by the contact group line. And when it will be necessary to convene such a meeting, I think I'm surer that we will be informed about this. But at the moment I do not have this information."
At the same time, she stressed that Russia has always, traditionally in the period of conflicts, exacerbations or any complications in resolving this issue, called on the parties to take a weighted approach, whose purpose would not be to incite and aggravate the situation, but to move towards a political settlement.
To note, today the Azerbaijani Armed Forces opened fire during the monitoring of the OSCE on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border in the direction of the village of Chinari of the Tavush region of Armenia. Tigran Balayan, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, wrote about this on his page on twitter, then the press secretary of the Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan also confirmed the information. Meanwhile, Azerbaijani media reports that the next OSCE monitoring on the Armenian- Azerbaijani border passed without incident.
ArmInfo. "Today, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of four of the six countries of the Eastern Partnership continue to be violated because of existing conflicts." With such a statement in Budapest, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov addressed the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the countries of the Visegrad Group (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) and the Eastern Partnership.
ArmInfo.Shots from the Azerbaijani side during the OSCE monitoring on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border are directed against the OSCE Minsk Group, Vienna and St. Petersburg documents to reduce tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone. The vice speaker of the Armenian parliament, press secretary of the ruling Republican Party Eduard Sharmazanov responded to the incident today during the OSCE monitoring on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
ArmInfo. In accordance with the mandate of the Personal Representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office, on August 31, another monitoring was conducted on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border in the direction of the village of Chinari, Tavush area.