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Guterres urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to show restraint

UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to exercise restraint, a full-scale conflict between States would be a disaster, said at a briefing the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric.

"The Secretary General with deep concern the tensions continuing between Azerbaijan and Armenia. He called for maximum restraint - a full-scale conflict between the two countries would be a disaster," said Dujarric.

Clash on Armenian-Azerbaijani border continues July 12 and in the adjacent regions of Tavush and Tovuz, bordering also with Georgia and located a few hundred kilometers from Nagorno-Karabakh, where the situation was calm. In the place of the attacks are military positions stationed near the village of Movses.

According to Baku, died 12 Azerbaijani servicemen, including a General. The Armenian side announced the deaths of four soldiers, and wounding ten military and one civilian. Azerbaijan and Armenia blame for the attacks on each other. A number of countries and international organizations expressed concern about the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and urged the parties to dialogue. The Russian foreign Ministry expressed readiness to mediate for the stabilization of the situation in the region.