By Kostas Onisenko
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow made a statement on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in which he expressed his desire that the ceasefire reached a few days ago is observed.
“A bad peace is better than a good quarrel,” he said, adding that during the ceasefire there could be a dialogue through which disputes could be resolved, but, when war broke out, no such dialogue was possible.
Addressing Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Caucasus Sheikh ul-Islam Haji Allahshükür Hummat Pashazade, Patriarch Kirill noted: “My dear brothers, we have come a long way so that this dispute does not evolve into an inter-religious conflict and the problems can be solved in a peaceful manner. Today, every one of us and all together must do everything possible to stop the bloodshed.”