EU calls for de-escalation following latest violence around the Lachin corridor

The European Union has reacted to the latest violence around the Lachin corridor which resulted in deaths and injuries of Armenians and Azerbaijanis.

A statement issued in Brussels on Wednesday evening (3 August) by the EU's senior spokesperson on foreign policy said:

The European Union calls for an immediate cessation of the hostilities which have broken out between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces around the Lachin corridor and other places along the Line of Contact. Regrettably, these clashes already led to loss of life and injuries.

The statement added that "it is essential to de-escalate, fully respect the ceasefire and return to the negotiating table to seek negotiated solutions. The European Union remains committed to help overcome tensions and continue its engagement towards sustainable peace and stability in the South Caucasus.​​"

Earlier, the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus had telephone conversations with interested parties during which he also expressed the EU's concern.

source: with the EU press service and agencies