EU urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to de-escalate situation

EU urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to de-escalate situation The EU calls on both sides to stop the armed confrontation, refrain from actions and rhetoric that provoke tension, and undertake immediate measures to prevent further escalation
Foreign policy
July 13, 2020 17:14
EU urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to de-escalate situation

The European Union urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop the armed confrontation, and to take measures to de-escalate the situation, Report says, citing RIA Novosti.

"The EU calls on both sides to stop the armed confrontation, refrain from actions and rhetoric that provoke tension, and undertake immediate measures to prevent further escalation," the statement of the Union's foreign policy service reads.

Starting on July 12, units of the Armenian armed forces, grossly violating the ceasefire regime in the Tovuz region of the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, shelled our positions with artillery.

Service members of the Azerbaijan Army, non-commissioned officer, sergeant Sadigov Vugar Latif and senior soldier Mammadov Elshad Donmez died in holding off an enemy attack.

Despite our doctors' efforts, a severely wounded serviceman of the Azerbaijan Army, soldier Dashdemirov Khayyam Mahammad died.

The tension in the Tovuz direction of the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border continued on the night of July 13.