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Putin and Erdogan discussed the escalation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed by phone the situation in the Caucasus in the context of the worsening situation in the zone of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, reports the press service of the Kremlin.

The conversation between the leaders took place at the initiative of the Turkish side.

"The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in the Caucasus in the context of the worsening situation in the zone of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border. Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of avoiding any action conducive to the escalation of tension. Both sides expressed interest in the resolution of conflicts exclusively by peaceful means, through negotiations. Expressed a willingness to coordinate efforts in order to stabilise the region", - stated in the message.

The presidents also noted the lack of an alternative political-diplomatic settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of the principles of international law in the interests of the peoples of Armenia and Azerbaijan.