The United States has quit the cold war era "Open Skies" treaty which allowed for surveillance flights over the potential combatants with the aim of lowering the chances that tensions break into actual combat.
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Several hours after a profoundly apologetic Azeri government admitted to shooting down a Russian Mi-24 helicopter and killing two crew members, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a peace deal. Russian peacekeepers began deploying to the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region within minutes of the deal's signing.
Today the Foreign Ministry issued a statement against the ongoing "attacks against the Armenian people" as fighting continues between Armenia and Azerbaijan. As the first country to recognize the last Armenian genocide, the statement notes friendly ties between Uruguay and Armenia. Being Uruguay, the statement stops at conveying solidarity and calling for a cessation of hostilities. The full statement is reproduced below: (more...)