European Council President urges Azerbaijan to cease military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh (Updated)
President of the European Council, Charles Michel, has issued an urgent appeal to Azerbaijan to cease its military operations in the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to the ARMENPRESS, reacting to concerning reports emerging from the former Nagorno-Karabakh oblast, Michel stated, "Devastating news coming from former Nagorno-Karabakh oblast today. Military actions of Azerbaijan must be immediately halted to allow for a genuine dialogue between Baku and Karabakh Armenians." His comments were shared in a statement on X.
Michel's call underscores the international community's anxiety over escalating tensions and emphasizes the need for peaceful negotiations between the involved parties.
Meanwhile, according to the OC Media, North Macedonian Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, the current chair of the OSCE, has called for an ‘immediate de-escalation’.
‘I am deeply concerned by reports of military operations and the related danger for civilians in Stepanakert/Khankendi’, he said. ‘I call for an immediate de-escalation. Peaceful dialogue should be the only option and humanitarian concerns must prevail.’