Russian President Vladimir Putin said nearly 5,000 people had been killed in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
“There are a lot of casualties from both sides, more than 2,000 from each side,” Putin told a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Nagorno-Karabakh said that 874 of its military personnel and 38 civilians have been killed since Sept. 27. Azerbaijan says 61 of its civilians have been killed and 291 wounded, but has not disclosed its military casualties.
Russian President also said the United States would help Russia broker a solution to the conflict.