EU calls for int'l ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Karabakh

EU calls for int'l ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Karabakh

PanARMENIAN.Net - Senior members of the European Parliament on Thursday, October 30 called for an international mechanism for monitoring the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

"We strongly condemn the ongoing hostilities between the two countries, in violation of three ceasefire agreements concluded on 10, 17 and 25 October 2020," the lawmakers said.

"We call for an immediate and unconditional stop of military operations in order to avoid a further irreversible humanitarian catastrophe. We also call for the introduction of an effective international ceasefire monitoring mechanism," the parliamentarians, led by the Chair of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, David McAllister, said in a joint statement.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.

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