As fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh lasted for a tenth consecutive day on Wednesday, a ceasefire remains improbable with the 2 countries blaming each other for the most recent flare-up in mortal violence.
Euronews secured agreements from Armenian and Azerbaijan leaders to be interviewed one following another in a news specific.
It observed Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev both deny responsibility for the Most Recent escalation.
“Ceasefire can’t be achieved unilaterally,” Aliyev informed Euronews. “It has to be a bilateral choice. And it has to be implemented on the floor. As you probably already know, Armenia assaulted us on the 27th of September, attacking our army rankings and damaging our infrastructure, attacking civilians.”
However, his claims were denied by Pashinyan, who stated: “There’s enough advice Armenia and Karabakh couldn’t begin this war for the very simple reason that we don’t have any army jobs to reach here.
“Our sole objective is to guard the Armenian people from a different genocide.
Both former Soviet countries waged violent warfare in the early 1990s for management within the northeast shore region of Nagorno-Karabakh where thousands lost their lives and hundreds of thousands were homeless.
But since the issue remains unsolved, many episodes of violence have erupted. Nagorno-Karabakh is located in Azerbaijan but is commanded by ethnic Armenians encouraged by Armenia.
The most recent flare-up of violence began on September 27 and prompted immediate calls for a ceasefire from France, Russia, and the US who collectively co-chair that the OSCE Minsk Group tasked since 1992, together with assisting both sides to find a peaceful solution to the battle.
The area’s capital, called Stepanakert for both Armenians and Khankendi for Azerbaijan, has come under fire in recent times in addition to other settlements around the side. But cities and cities around the Azeri side also have been shelling. Both sides also have blamed the other for enlarging the battle beyond the area and also for targeting civilians.
“We’ve seen exceptionally worrying reports of strikes on populated regions that are taking a deadly toll on civilians. We strongly urge both sides to completely watch their international obligations to protect civilian populations,” he told MEPs through a speech to parliament.
He also flagged that”detailed advice is infrequent” since there aren’t any OSCE observers on the floor.
“What we see is a growing number of data that are targeted at mobilizing the national audiences in both countries and may be used to pull regional celebrities to the battle,” he added.
“During this stage, further escalation of this conflict and participation of regional actors, unhappily, cannot be excluded. This may seriously threaten the equilibrium of the entire area,” Borrell said.
He added he had held phone discussions with the foreign minister of Turkey and Russia n days.
“It’s essential that regional celebrities refrain from any action and rhetoric which could inflame things much farther,” he explained.