NATO calls for Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

(VOVWORLD) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Monday for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh as the death toll continues to rise from clashes in the breakaway enclave in the South Caucasus.
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, on October 5, 2020 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

During a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Stoltenberg underscored the importance  of conveying a very clear message to all parties that they must cease fighting immediately and support all efforts to find a peaceful, negotiated solution.

Stoltenberg insisted that there is no military solution to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

The same day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh and issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire.  

The Ministers condemned in the strongest terms the dangerous escalation of violence inside and outside Nagorno-Karabakh.

They said that recent attacks allegedly targeting civilians – both along the Line of Contact and in areas of Azerbaijan and Armenia outside Nagorno-Karabakh – are an unacceptable threat to regional stability.