The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan is concerned by incidents along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, most recently near Yeraskh, the Embassy said in a statement on Tuesday, July 20.
"We call on both sides to swiftly and peacefully de-escalate tensions and create space for the resumption of substantive negotiations."
The statement came amid growing tensions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. In the past 24 hours, the Azerbaijani military has opened fire on Armenian positions and near civilian settlements in three provinces: Syunik, Gegharkunik and Ararat. The head of Yeraskh community in Ararat was wounded late on July 19.