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Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL9027, tabled on 12 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that foreign mercenaries and jihadist fighters have been deployed by Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region; and what discussions they have had with the government of Azerbaijan about the presence and role of these groups in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Answered on

14 October 2020

The UK is aware of media reporting that foreign fighters may be involved in fighting in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. External intervention in the conflict risks prolonging it and is not in anyone's interests. The UK continues to urge all actors to use their influence to ensure an end to the hostilities and a return to the negotiating table.