UN Security Council will hold closed meeting on Karabakh October 19 – Russian Mission

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17: The UN Security Council will hold a closed meeting on Monday afternoon to address the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Press Secretary Fedor Strzhizhovskiy told Sputnik.

“A closed meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh will take place on Monday at 3:00 p.m.,” Strzhizhovskiy said on Friday evening.

The meeting was requested by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Minsk Group Co-chairs – France, Russia and the United States, Strzhizhovskiy added.

Armenia and Azerbaijan, following the ten-hour talks in Moscow initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, agreed to cease the hostilities starting on October 10. However, the exchanges of fire in the region has continued.

Since 1991, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been engaged in a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-majority region that proclaimed independence from what was the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan.

On September 27, renewed fighting took place on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh. Both sides have accused each other of starting the hostilities. The international community strongly condemned the escalation and called on the parties to settle the differences via dialogue.