EU calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to cease-fire

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, August 4, 2014
Posted in category Eurasia, Eurasia News, Kavkaz, Kavkaz News
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The European Union is very concerned by the latest armed incidents which caused a number of casualties along the Line of Contact and the Armenian-Azerbaijani State border in recent days, EU said in its statement.

“We call on both sides to immediately respect the ceasefire, refrain from the use of force or any threat thereof, and continue efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”.

The EU restated that it stands ready to engage in renewed efforts towards a political settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and to further contribute to peace-building efforts, in full complement with the OSCE Minsk Group.

“We reiterate our full support to the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group and the work of the three co-chairs, especially with regard to the need to continue negotiations at the highest level, as was agreed at the meeting between Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Vienna on November 19, 2013.”

Armenian armed forces launched a diversion on the night of July 31-August 1, when reconnaissance and sabotage groups tried to cross the contact line of the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops through the territories of Aghdam and Terter regions. The situation remains tense on the frontline.

Moreover, Armenia’s reconnaissance and sabotage group attacked the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Aghdam and Agdere regions on the night of August 1-2.

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