Britain urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to de-escalate in Karabakh

Britain urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to de-escalate in Karabakh

PanARMENIAN.Net - Britain is calling both Armenia and Azerbaijan to work towards a de-escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh, amid Azerbaijan's ongoing incursion and continuous ceasefire violations on the contact line.

"In discussions with Ambassadors of Azerbaijan and Armenia this week I urged de-escalation of tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh," Britain's Minister of State for Europe and North America James Cleverly said in a tweet on Friday, April 1.

"UK calls for ceasefire to be observed and supports a diplomatic solution to ensure stability and security for all in the region."

Azerbaijan has broken into Nagorno-Karabakh, and the incursion has left three Armenian soldiers dead and at least 14 others injured. On March 24, Azerbaijan stormed into the zone of the responsibility of the Russian peacekeepers stationed in the area and is refusing to completely withdraw its forces from strategic heights.

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