Mediamax, Armenia
April 29 2011

EU official "extremely concerned" at statements on force use in Karabakh dispute

Yerevan, 29 April: European Commissioner for Enlargement and European
Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule said in Yerevan today that he is
"extremely concerned with the statements about use of force as one of
ways to resolve the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict".

Mediamax reports that during today's press conference in Yerevan,
Stefan Fule said that "all parties involved should clearly understand
that the military way of conflict resolution is inadmissible".

For his part, Armenian Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandyan pointed out
that "murders and provocations on the contact line do not facilitate
the negotiation process in any way".

"This is why, it was decided in Sochi to create relevant mechanism to
investigate such provocations. Time has come for this mechanism to
become also an important instrument for preventing provocations," the
minister stated.

Soldier of NKR [self-styled Nagornyy Karabakh republic] defence army
Vazgen Bakhshyan was killed by an Azeri sniper on 28 April.

From: A. Papazian