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The European Union is sending its special representative for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaara to Nagorno-Karabakh.
This was announced by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
< p>"Considering Azerbaijan's military operation against the Armenians in Karabakh, I decided to poison EU special representative Toivo Klaar in the region. He will report to us on the state of affairs", – Borrel said.
The chief diplomat of the EU did not specify whether the diplomat is going only to Azerbaijan or whether he will also visit Yerevan.
Toivo Klaar was closely involved in the negotiation process between Armenia and Azerbaijan under the mediation of the EU in the previous months and years. this position since 2017.
At the same time, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, during a telephone conversation with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, regarding Karabakh, urged him to guarantee security and decent treatment for Armenians in the region.
" their rights and safety. It is also necessary to ensure immediate access to humanitarian assistance", – said the president of the European Council.
BAGNET reminds, on September 19, Azerbaijan announced the beginning of “local anti-terrorist measures”. in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh. For now, it is considered an internationally recognized part of Azerbaijan.
In turn, the Armenian Foreign Ministry called Baku's actions a large-scale aggression against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh “in order to end the policy of ethnic cleansing”.
Azerbaijan declared that in order to stop hostilities, the Armenian forces in Karabakh must surrender, and the local authorities – self-dissolving.
On September 20, after a day of hostilities, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan announced that an agreement had been reached on the suspension of “anti-terrorist measures”. in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga