EU mission starts work on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Armenian Defense Ministry announced battles on the border with Azerbaijan
© Alexander Ryumin/TASS

The EU Civil Observation Mission has begun its work on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The employees visited the polling stations from the Armenian side, said Gegharkunik Region Governor Karen Sargsyan.

Sargsyan also said that more than 80% of Armenian citizens temporarily displaced due to hostilities have already returned to their homes, writes Saturday, October 29, TASS. According to the Armenian government, as a result of hostilities with Azerbaijan, about 7,000 people were forced to leave their homes.

The European Union has started mission deployment on monitoring the situation on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan on October 20. The decision to send a mission of 40 observers to the border of the two countries was made at a meeting of EU foreign ministers on 17 October. The mission is designed for two months.

The fighting on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan began on September 13. Each side blamed the other for starting the escalation. Later it was possible to reach an agreement on a ceasefire, the countries agreed on the fundamental points of the peace treaty. However, both sides continue to regularly accuse each other of shelling.

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