French President Emmanuel Macron, during a telephone conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, called on him to provide security guarantees to the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh in light of Baku's military operation, reports AFP, referring to the Elysee Palace.
"Macron condemned Azerbaijan's decision to use force yesterday, which deepens the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh and jeopardizes ongoing efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace," the agency's source said.
According to the source, the French president called to "guarantee the rights and security of the people of Karabakh".
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, among the casualties and wounded are civilians. On September 20, it became known that the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh accepted the proposal of the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission regarding the cessation of fire.
Proposal by Azerbaijan envisages the withdrawal of the remaining units and servicemen of the RA Armed Forces from the deployment zone of the Russian peacekeeping troops and the dissolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations, the complete disarmament of the Defense Army, as well as the withdrawal of heavy equipment and weapons from the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in order to quickly eliminate them.
In addition, on Thursday, the representatives of Artsakh and Azerbaijan will meet in Yevlakh, a city in Azerbaijan located about 100 km northeast of Stepanakert, and the issues of ensuring the security of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians will be discussed.