"We are deeply concerned about the sharp escalation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. There are reports that the Azerbaijani armed forces have begun, as Baku claims, anti-terrorism measures in the region and retaliation operations by Armenian armed formations."The Russian side urges the conflicting parties to stop the bloodshed, immediately cease hostilities and return to the path leading to a political and diplomatic settlement."Zakharova noted that "all steps for a peaceful solution to the Karabakh problem are stipulated in a set of trilateral statements of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, which were adopted in the period from 2020. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday the launch of a military operation "anti-terrorism" in Karabakh in order to restore constitutional order."Measures of a topical nature have been launched to combat terrorism, in order to ensure the provisions of the tripartite statement, thwart large-scale provocations in the Karabakh economic region, disarm the formations of the Armenian armed forces and ensure their withdrawal from our territory, neutralize their military forces, and provide for the safety of the civilian population returning to the territories liberated from occupation, and civilians participating in the work of Construction, restoration and our military personnel, restoration of the constitutional order of the Republic of Azerbaijan."