The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Russia have separately offered to mediate between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as clashes have broken out on the border between the two countries since Sunday and have already left. Several soldiers have been killed on both sides.
“We are ready to act as a neutral mediator between the parties and to help those affected by the recent escalation in the fighting,” said ICRC Region Operations Manager Martin Schuepp.
At least six members of the Azerbaijani army and two other members of the Armenian army were killed in the recent clashes on the common border in the north, hundreds of kilometers from the controversial Nagorno-Karabakh, the authorities of both countries reported on Tuesday. . On Sunday, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense sentenced the death of four Azerbaijani soldiers in the fight against the Armenian armed forces on the border.
The ICRC has expressed concern about the humanitarian impact of this military activity by endangering civilians and affecting their livelihoods, and bilaterally publicizing the two countries to which it belongs to the need to distinguish between civilians and individuals, who are directly involved in hostilities.