World leaders call on Armenia and Azerbaijan to show restraint and for respect of the ceasefire agreement between them following the most serious clashes between forces of the two countries since 1994. Leaders of the UN, the OSCE, the EU and NATO were among those issuing statements calling on both sides to desist from further violence after fighting on Saturday killed dozens of soldiers and civilians
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.
An incident at a military facility of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic resulted in three Armenian soldiers killed and one seriously injured. It is not clear what the exact circumstances of the incident were, but for the moment it is being treated as an accident.