Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement expressing deep concern over the aggravation of the situation on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border as a result of the shelling in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district.

The Ukrainian ministry stressed that the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict must be resolved peacefully, on the basis of the principles and norms of international law, as well as UN Security Council’s resolutions.

“Ukraine advocates a political solution to the conflict on the basis of respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders,” reads the statement.