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UK, Canada call for a stop to military action in Nagorno-Karabakh

Smoke rises above the city during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Stepanakert October 4, 2020 in this still image taken from video obtained on October 6, 2020. Bars Media Documentary Film Studio via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and Canada said on Tuesday there was an urgent need to stop military action in and around Nagorno-Karabakh and called for all parties to return to the negotiating table.

“Canada and the United Kingdom reiterate the urgent need to end the continuing military action in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Canadian Foreign Minister François-Phillippe Champagne said.

“We are particularly concerned by reports of the shelling of civilian areas and wish to express our condolences to the families of those who have tragically lost their lives.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by Sarah Young