This statement came after representatives of Nagorno-Karabakh called for the start of negotiations on the situation in the region.

"The Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan... declares its readiness to meet in Yevlakh with representatives of the Armenian population living in the Karabakh region of our country, "the text quoted by TASS says.

On September 19, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan announced the beginning of "anti-terrorist measures" of a local nature in Karabakh to restore the constitutional order. According to Baku, the military used high-precision weapons to strike at the positions and military facilities of the Armenian Armed Forces in Karabakh.

At the same time, the Armenian Defense Ministry claims that the country's armed forces are not present in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is alarmed by the sharp escalation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Kremlin noted that the main thing now is to convince Yerevan and Baku to abandon the use of force and sit down at the negotiating table.