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Transcaucasus: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4124, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports of military attacks by Azerbaijan on or near the M2/E117 highway in Armenia; and (2) the humanitarian impact of these attacks for ethnic Armenians in (a) Syunik province, and (b) Nagorno-Karabakh.

Answered on

14 December 2021

The UK Government is closely monitoring the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border following the exchange of fire on 16 November. Our Embassies in Baku and Yerevan have continued to urge de-escalation and a return to negotiations facilitated by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. Through our Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the UK has condemned recent exchanges of fire that have put civilian lives and regional stability and security at risk. The Minister for Europe and Americas has met both the Armenian and Azerbaijani Ambassadors to London in recent weeks and reinforced these messages.