EU requires ceasefire on Armenian-Azeri border

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The European Union has urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease hostilities, following two days of skirmishes within the northern part of their shared border, over the mountainous territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
“The EU urges both sides to stop the armed confrontation, refrain from action and rhetoric that provoke tension, and undertake immediate measures to prevent further escalation,” the Union’s External Action Service mentioned in an announcement on Monday.
The name got here a “serious incident” between the 2 South Caucasus international locations started on Sunday, marking probably the most critical spike in hostilities since 2016.
Officials in each international locations blamed one another for beginning the hostilities, citing intermittent shelling. The clashes have been condemned by each Russia and the US, which urged events to the battle to abide by the ceasefire.
The two international locations, that have been a part of the Soviet Union till the latter collapsed, have been locked in a battle over the area of Nagorno-Karabakh, internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan however managed by ethnic Armenians since 1994.
On Tuesday, Azerbaijan mentioned one in every of its generals and 4 high-ranking officers have been killed, with Armenia confirming the lack of 4 of its troops, within the third day of combating.

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