EU Calls For Immediate End To Karabakh Hostilities: Borrell Spokesman

Aug 3 2022

August 3, 2022

The European Union on Wednesday called for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.

"It is essential to de-escalate, fully respect the ceasefire and return to the negotiating table to seek negotiated solutions," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell's spokesman said in a statement.

Azerbaijan announced earlier on Wednesday it had taken control of several strategic heights in the disputed region in a new escalation that killed three soldiers.

Six weeks of fighting in the autumn of 2020 claimed more than 6,500 lives and ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement.

"The European Union remains committed to help overcome tensions and continue its engagement towards sustainable peace and stability in the South Caucasus," Borrell's spokesman added.

EU calls for immediate end to Karabakh hostilities: Borrell spokesman – Times of India (