"We continue to closely monitor the situation related to the border incident between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Russian side provides assistance to Baku and Yerevan in reducing tensions through regular contacts at the highest and high levels. Operational communications are maintained through the military and border services of our countries," said the press Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, APA reports.
"We reaffirm the need for strict adherence to the ceasefire regime, as well as the strict implementation of other provisions of the statements of the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia dated November 9, 2020, and January 11, 2021. We proceed from the premise that all such incidents should be resolved exclusively by peaceful, negotiated means. We see the launch of the process of delimitation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border with its subsequent demarcation as a long-term solution. The Russian Federation is ready to continue in every possible way to contribute to the consistent normalization of the situation in the South Caucasus," says the Ministry.