EU Calls for 'Cessation of Hostilities' between Armenia and Azerbaijan after Renewed Clashes


The European Union has ​called for a "cessation of hostilities" between Armenia and Azerbaijan after several soldiers were reportedly killed during renewed clashes in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The flare-up of tensions between the two countries took place "around the Lachin corridor and other places along the Line of Contact," a statement from the EU's External Action said on Wednesday. 

European Council President Charles Michel is meanwhile "closely engaged" with the leaders of both countries and has spoken with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, an EU official said on Thursday. He will speak to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev "soon."

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