EU leaders make statement on Karabakh

By | October 2, 2020
EU leaders make statement on Karabakh

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh was discussed at the summit of EU leaders, which resulted in a joint statement.
The EU calls for an immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and warns against external interference in the conflict. This is stated in the conclusions of the summit of EU leaders, which was held on October 1-2.

“The European Council calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and urges the parties to recommit to a sustainable ceasefire and a peaceful settlement of the conflict,” the Summit statement said.

EU leaders also insist that civilian deaths are unacceptable.

“There can be no military solution to the conflict, nor any outside interference. Azerbaijan and Armenia must start substantive negotiations without preconditions,” the statement reads.

EU leaders expressed their support to the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and called on the head of the EU diplomacy to explore further EU support to the peaceful settlement process.

Earlier on Friday Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of shelling cities. Local residents were injured and civilian infrastructure damaged as a result of missile attacks.

Recall that the Defense Army of Nagorno-Karabakh lost 54 people killed last day. At the same time, more than a thousand military men of Azerbaijan were killed in the unrecognized republic.