Kadyrov called for stopping the bloodshed in Nagorno-Karabakh and returning peace to the Caucasus

28 September 2020

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov called on the Azerbaijani and Armenian peoples to stop the bloodshed, suggested that the entire world community join this process and return peace to the Caucasus. He wrote about this on Sunday in his Telegram channel.

"Today, we again receive disturbing news from Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan and Armenia. All parties involved in this long-running conflict accuse each other of launching new military operations, firing all types of weapons and, as a result, causing civilian casualties. <...> I call on the fraternal Azerbaijani and Armenian peoples to stop the senseless bloodshed that is taking the conflict further and further away from understanding reason and humanity. In this situation, it is not necessary to look for those responsible in the opposite direction and those who fired the first shot," Kadyrov wrote.

According to him, the Caucasus is a territory where "numerous peoples with an ancient culture live, and all of them are united by kindred, historical, and cultural roots." Therefore, for any Caucasian, the head of the region noted, "the neighbor's trouble is not a stranger, it concerns him directly."

"The Chechen people, who are well aware of the cost of war and peace, call on you to stop, change your anger for sanity, humble your pride and give fathers and mothers a chance to see their children alive and well. I suggest that the entire international community, the UN, all neighboring states, and the clergy immediately join this process and return peace to the Caucasus," the Chechen leader said.

He believes that Nagorno-Karabakh has become "a bleeding wound that certain forces do not allow to heal, and the entire Caucasus and all the fraternal peoples of the region suffer from this pain." "Russia is making titanic efforts to force the parties to the conflict to sit down at the negotiating table. But to do this, it is necessary to stop military actions once and for all," Kadyrov said.


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Based on materials TASS