The head of the State Department also appealed to the authorities of Belarus and Russia in connection with the detention of Vitaly Shklyarov and the Alexei Navalny poisoning.
State Secretary Mike Pompeo on Wednesday reminded that the United States, as co-chair of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), is still ready to provide all kinds of assistance to Armenia and Azerbaijan in resolving the conflict in Nagorny Karabakh, Pompeo said during a press briefing at the State Department.
“The State Department team is working to resolve conflicts in Europe. As co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the United States remains committed to helping Azerbaijan and Armenia achieve a peaceful and sustainable solution to the conflict [in Nagorny Karabakh],” Pompeo stressed. both countries fulfill ... ceasefire commitments and stop striking civilian areas. "
Pompeo added that the United States continues to support “the Belarusian people, which continue demanding that the Belarusian authorities be held accountable for suppressing democracy,” and recalled sanctions imposed on Belarusian officials together with allies in Europe and Canada.
The State Secretary once again demanded that Minsk “immediately release US citizen Vitaly Shklyarov,” arrested at the end of July, shortly before the start of presidential elections in Belarus.
The head of the State Department also called on Moscow "to cooperate fully with the international community in the investigation of the attack on Alexei Navalny when using a chemical nerve agent."