Following the cessation of hostilities in and round Nagorno-Karabakh after the Russia-brokered ceasefire of 9 November agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the EU has issued an announcement welcoming the ceasing of hostilities and calls on all events to proceed to strictly respect the ceasefire to stop additional lack of life.
The EU urges all regional actors to chorus from any actions or rhetoric that would jeopardize the ceasefire. The EU additionally requires the total and immediate withdrawal of all overseas fighters from the area.
The EU will comply with carefully the implementation of the provisions of the ceasefire, particularly with regard to its monitoring mechanism.
The cessation of hostilities is just a primary step to finish the long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh battle. The EU considers that efforts have to be renewed for a negotiated, complete and sustainable settlement of the battle, together with on the standing of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The EU due to this fact reiterates its full assist to the worldwide format of the OSCE Minsk Group led by its co-chairs and to the non-public consultant of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Workplace to pursue this goal. The EU stands able to successfully contribute within the shaping of a sturdy and complete settlement of the battle, together with the place attainable via assist for stabilization, publish battle rehabilitation and confidence constructing measures.
The EU remembers its agency opposition in opposition to the usage of drive, specifically the usage of cluster ammunitions and incendiary weapons, as a imply to settle disputes. The EU stresses that worldwide humanitarian regulation have to be revered and calls on the events to implement the agreements on the alternate of prisoners of warfare and the repatriation of human stays reached throughout the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs format on 30 October in Geneva.
The EU underlines the significance of guaranteeing humanitarian entry and the absolute best circumstances for the voluntary, protected, dignified and sustainable return of the displaced populations in and round Nagorno-Karabakh. It underlines the significance of preserving and restoring the cultural and spiritual heritage in and round Nagorno-Karabakh. Any warfare crimes which will have been dedicated have to be investigated.
The European Union and its member states are already offering vital humanitarian help to handle the instant wants of the civilian populations affected by the battle and stand prepared to offer additional help.