Guterres urges Armenia, Azerbaijan for immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Guterres urges Armenia, Azerbaijan for immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

UN Secretary-General has called for urgent negotiations on a ceasefire process to ease tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked Armenia and Azerbaijan to enforce an immediate cease-fire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. He said that he would soon contact the leaders of both countries and negotiate the issue. Mr. Guterres made the statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, the UN Secretary-General has called for urgent talks on the ceasefire process to ease tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. He will soon hold talks with the President of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia on this matter.

The UN Secretary-General said that he is “deeply concerned” about the ongoing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. He strongly condemned the use of military force. He also regretted the loss of civilian life in this struggle.

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan were part of the former Soviet Union. After the fall of the Soviet Union, both countries became independent. After separation, a dispute arose between the two countries over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Both countries have been declaring this region as their own.

Earlier, a violent dispute between the armies of Armenia and Azerbaijan over the occupation of an area in the Nagorno-Karabakh region began on Sunday. Armenia’s Ministry of Defence said in a statement that 16 of its soldiers were killed and more than 100 wounded in the conflict with Azerbaijan’s army in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Martial law declared in Armenia

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan tweeted that Azerbaijan has launched a missile attack on Artik, causing damage to residential areas. According to Mr. Pashnayin, Armenia retaliated by destroying two Azerbaijani helicopters, three UAVs and two tanks. After this, the Armenian Prime Minister has declared martial law in the country.

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan were part of the former Soviet Union. After the fall of the Soviet Union, both countries became independent. After separation, a dispute arose between the two countries over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Both countries have been declaring this region as their own.

A cease-fire between the two countries had been agreed upon through Russian mediation in 1994, but sporadic fighting has been going on between the two countries since then. There has been a “line of contact” between the two countries. The situation has become worse since July this year. This area is also known as Artik.

This area of ​​4,400 square kilometers is considered an Azerbaijan area under international law, but it has a large population of Armenian citizens. This has caused conflict between the two countries since 1991.

A cease-fire between the two countries had been agreed upon through Russian mediation in 1994, but sporadic fighting has been going on between the two countries since then. There has been a “line of contact” between the two countries. The situation has become worse since July this year. This area is also known as Artik.

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