A ball lies on the ground in front of a house damaged by shelling during fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region, in the disputed region's city of Martuni on October 1, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
The presidents of Russia ,the United States and France called Thursday for a ceasefire in the Nagorny Karabakh region, urging Armenia and Azerbaijan to commit to talks without delay.
"We call for an immediate cessation of hostilities between the relevant military forces," French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump of the US said in a statement released by the Elysee.
"We also call on the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to commit without delay to resuming substantive negotiations," said the leaders, whose countries are the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group that has sought a solution to the conflict since the 1990s.