EU urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to refrain from any further military actions

It continues to call on Baku to release without delay all prisoners of war and detainees

Peter Stano.

Recent developments on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border are both dangerous and worrying, and immediate de-escalation is needed. Peter Stano, Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said in a statement, released on Friday afternoon, that the European Union urges both sides to refrain from any further military deployment and actions. 

All forces should pull back to positions held before 12 May and both sides should engage in negotiations on border delimitation and demarcation, the statement reads.

The EU continue to call on Azerbaijan to release all prisoners of war and detainees without delay and welcomes all efforts aimed at decreasing tensions, including proposals for a possible international observation mission.

The statement also says that the EU is ready to provide expertise and help on border delimitation and demarcation, as well as “to support much needed confidence building measures, in order to move towards sustainable peace and prosperity for the South Caucasus”.

 

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