EU High Representative comments on escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Baku, April 2, AZERTAC

High Representative of the EU, Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini has today released a statement on the escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The High Representative expressed deep concern over the reports of heavy fighting along the line of contact.

“I call on the parties to stop the fighting immediately and observe the ceasefire. The sides must show restraint and avoid any further actions or statements that could result in escalation. The European Union deplores the loss of life, in particular the reports of civilian casualties and deaths.”

“The European Union fully supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group and the three Co-Chairs. We expect both sides to respect strictly the ceasefire, refrain from the use of force and resume efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” she said.

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