EU welcomes cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh region

EU welcomes cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh region

The European Union (EU) welcomes the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh region, spokesman for the EU foreign affairs and security policy Peter Stano said at the briefing in Brussels.

"The EU welcomes the cessation of hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region," Stano said.

"We have called for this since the beginning of hostilities. Now we are analyzing the consequences of the hostilities and the current situation in the region, after which we will disseminate a statement," TASS cited him as saying.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1.

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