Shoigu phoned Armenian, Azeri counterparts

They discussed measures to stabilize the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Russian Defense Minister Army Gen. Sergei Shoigu had telephone conversations with Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan and Azeri Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov to discuss the deterioration of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

The defense ministers talked about "the necessity of urgent measures to stabilize the situation in the conflict zone", the Russian Defense Ministry told Interfax-AVN.

"Judging by information the Russian Defense Ministry has received, the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh worsened in the early hours of April 2. This region is the focus of the Russian Defense Ministry leadership's permanent attention," the ministry said.

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