Ukraine on Friday, October 2, voiced support for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty amid the ongoing conflict over Armenian-occupied Upper Karabakh.
Speaking at the news conference in the western city of Chernivtsi, President Volodymyr Zelensky called for dialogue between Azerbaijan and Armenia, highlighting the “privileged dialogue” between Ukraine and Azerbaijan in the last two years.
“We support Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty just as Azerbaijan always supports our territorial integrity and sovereignty,” he said.
Zelensky said that the crisis between the two countries should be prevented from turning into a “frozen” conflict and that the problems should be resolved quickly.
Border clashes broke out last Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to casualties. Azerbaijan’s parliament declared a state of war in some of its cities and regions following Armenia’s border violations and attacks in occupied Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh.
On Monday, 28 September 2020, Azerbaijan declared partial military mobilisation amid the clashes.