President of European Council: Status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict unacceptable

President of European Council: Status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict unacceptable
# 22 July 2015 11:01 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The status quo in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is unacceptable for the European Union, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, said on July 22 during a press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

The EU needs a peaceful settlement. There is no alternative to a peaceful settlement of the conflict, Tusk said. "I think we should refrain not only from military operations, but also from radical tone, hostility and statements inciting hatred. These points don’t serve the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. We should avoid this rhetoric, because we don’t need conflicts. Ukraine events are the most obvious example of this kind of policy, ideology and attitudes. The EU supports the OSCE Minsk Group. The OSCE efforts make an international format determined for the resolution of the conflict. We hope that the restoration of peace will be based on the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries. The presidents discussed it. You can be disappointed in some points. But I think that we need to be more patient. We should be sure that we are doing our best to solve the problem.”

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