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Guterres urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to cease fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh

Source : 112 Ukraine

The UN Secretary-General will speak with leaders of both countries
08:47, 28 September 2020

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
SIPA Press

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Yerevan and Baku to immediately stop military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh, and claimed his intentions to talk with leaders of both countries. This is mentioned in the statement released on the UN official website.

"The Secretary-General is extremely concerned over the fresh resumption of hostilities along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. He condemns the use of force and regrets the loss of life and the toll on the civilian population. The Secretary-General strongly calls on the sides to immediately stop fighting, de-escalate tensions and return to meaningful negotiations without delay. He will be speaking to both the President of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia", reads the statement, released by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman of the Secretary-General.

Related: Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan announces taking control of seven settlements

 
As is known, Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed military action in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. On September 27, the command of the Azerbaijani army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation against the armed forces of Armenia along the entire front in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry confirmed the active phase of hostilities and specified that the Azerbaijani side launched missile strikes along the entire line of contact, as well as at peaceful settlements, including Stepanakert, the capital of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Later, the government of Armenia declared martial law and general mobilization in the country.

Related: Azerbaijan imposes martial law from September 28

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