July 20, 2021 - 18:44 AMT
U.S. urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to create space for resumption of talks

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.