On October 28, 2020, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov held telephone conversations with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs of Russia Igor Popov, US Andrew Schofer, and France Stephane Visconti.

Jeyhun Bayramov informed the Co-chairs of the latest gross violation of the humanitarian ceasefire by Armenia’s armed forces. He stressed the deliberate targeting of the peaceful Azerbaijani population in Barda city on 27-28 October 2020. The minister noted that Armenia’s armed forces treacherously attack innocent civilians, including children and women, in the cities located far away from the conflict zone. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov also informed the Co-Chairs about the severe casualties among the civilians due to yet another war crime committed by Armenia.

Minister Jeyhun Bayramov called the Co-Chairs to condemn these inhuman acts against Azerbaijani civilians.

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs expressed their concern over the civilian casualties. They underlined the importance of de-escalation in the region and the peaceful settlement of the conflict.