The European Union says it is concerned about reports of a renewed disruption of the gas supply to Stepanakert/Khankendi in Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to the European External Action Service, following the first disruption of the supply on 8 March, the EU encouraged Azerbaijan’s active engagement on the matter, which led to repair works and the resumption of the gas supply on 19 March.
“There is an urgent need to ensure the immediate resumption of the gas supply to the affected local population, in particular in the context of the dire weather conditions, and the EU calls on the authorities in control to allow this to happen,” the statement says.
The European Union says it will monitor the situation and continue its engagement towards sustainable peace and stability for the South Caucasus.
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