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SecGen of European Council: Nagorno Karabakh conflict must be solved to avoid grave humanitarian crisis

SecGen of European Council: Nagorno Karabakh conflict must be solved to avoid grave humanitarian crisis

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01 October 2020, 15:24 52
A peaceful solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict must be found at the negotiating table to prevent a grave humanitarian crisis, the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, said, Trend reports citing the Council of Europe.
"As the armed conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh escalates with a growing number of civilian casualties, I mourn the deaths of the many people, including civilians, who are falling victim to the hostilities. No political considerations can justify the horror and suffering of these women, men, and children. I implore all sides of the conflict to immediately cease hostilities and implement without delay the interim measures decided by the European Court of Human Rights. A peaceful solution must be found at the negotiating table to prevent a grave humanitarian crisis,” Burić said.

The Secretary-General also reiterated her support to the work of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to this end.