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The UN Secretary General called on the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to de-escalate

UN chief Antonio Guterres contacted the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan and called for immediate de-escalation of the situation, said at a briefing the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric.

"Mr Guterres spoke this morning with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Prime Minister of Armenia Pashinyan. In the course of telephone conversations the Secretary General expressed his concern about reports of fighting on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border," - said Dyuzharrik.

"The Secretary General reiterated his call for the immediate and complete de-escalation", - he added.

According to him, Guterres also called on the Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to refrain from provocative rhetoric and to return to negotiations.

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.