The U.S. welcomes the cessation of hostilities on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and calls on both sides to continue to show restraint, said U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Richard M. Mills.
He noted that the U.S. is deeply concerned about the outbreak of hostilities on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as reports of shelling of civilian infrastructure on Armenian territory. They express condolences to the families and friends of the victims, he said, adding that the U.S. is also working with Armenia and Azerbaijan. The US is particularly concerned about reports that civilians in Armenia have suffered. All parties must abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law. It is necessary to ensure the withdrawal of forces from both sides and to resolve all issues through negotiations that would lead to a solution to this conflict, he said.
In turn, the British representative noted that the conflict has no military solution.
Britain urged that the Armed Forces return to their original positions. They called on the leaders to return to the path of dialogue with the support of the international community to resolve all issues. Britain will continue to support efforts to bring stability and security to the region.