Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   23 October

France calls for immediate end to military operations around Artsakh

France calls for immediate end to military operations around Artsakh

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. France’s Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs issued a statement over the ongoing military operations launched by Azerbaijan against Artsakh.

“France is deeply concerned over the ongoing large-scale clashes in Nagorno Karabakh and the reports on casualties among civilians, and is calling for an immediate end to the military operations and resuming the dialogue”, the statement says. “At the same time, as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair country, France, together with his Russian and US colleagues, has reaffirmed its commitment to achieve the negotiated and lasting settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in accordance with the international law”.

On September 27 early morning the Azerbaijani military has launched a massive cross-border artillery attack on Artsakh, including on civilian settlements. Peaceful settlements are also under bombardment, including the capital city of Stepanakert.

The Azerbaijani side suffered losses in its military equipment.

Dozens of civilians in Artsakh were wounded as a result of the Azerbaijani attack. A woman and a child were killed in the Azerbaijani attack.

Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan



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