CoE Secretary General warns of humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has warned of humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“As the armed conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh escalates with a growing number of civilian casualties, I mourn the deaths of the many people, including civilians, who are falling victim to the hostilities. No political considerations can justify the horror and suffering of these women, men and children,” the Secretary General said in a statement.

“I implore all sides of the conflict to immediately cease hostilities and implement without delay the interim measures decided by the European Court of Human Rights. A peaceful solution must be found at the negotiating table to prevent a grave humanitarian crisis,” she added.

The Secretary General reiterated her support to the work of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to this end.

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