Azerbaijan and Armenia leaders meet on Karabakh crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry (C,) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (2nd R) and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian (2nd L) on May 16, 2016 in ViennaThe US and Russia urged the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to restore a truce when they met on Monday for the first time since fighting erupted over Nagorny Karabakh. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry met Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sarkisian. The US, Russia and France form the “Minsk Group”, created to deal with the two-decade old battle for the disputed region, and called the talks in a bid to prevent renewed bloodshed.

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