Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining to tens situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area

The Republic of South Ossetia expresses serious concern over the ceasefire regime violation and marked aggravation of the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area. Particular concern is caused by reports on heavy weapons and military aircraft used by the parties. Military operation launched by the national Army of Azerbaijan against the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army resulted in numerous victims including civilians.

The international community has to undertake urgent measures leading to an immediate ceasefire in the area of combat operations to avoid further escalating of the conflict that threatens to lead to most heavy consequences for the entire South Caucasus.

The Republic of South Ossetia condemns the forceful way of the conflict’s solution that was chosen by the authorities of Azerbaijan, calls for listening to claims of immediate ceasefire and showing commitment to solution of the conflict that is impossible to resolve with military gambles.


April 3, 2016 Tskhinval