The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed hope that the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will adhere to the humanitarian truce agreed on 10 October, Martin Schuepp, ICRC Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, told a news briefing in Geneva.
ICRC hopes for ceasefire observance in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone
STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 13, ARTSAKHPRESS: “We hope the agreement on humanitarian ceasefire will be observed and will greatly mitigate the situation of those affected”, Martin Schüepp said.
He added that the ICRC is ready to cooperate in the exchange of bodies of those killed in action and the detained persons. “But the sides need to agree over the format. We continue the dialogue with them by presenting proposals”, the ICRC Regional Director said.
According to him, the sides need to agree over practical and logistic issues, and that agreements should be fulfilled. “In addition, the security of our groups should be ensured in order to carry out that actions”, Martin Schüepp said.
The ICRC representative stated that the organization is not engaged in the political negotiations. “Our role is absolutely humanitarian, as a neutral mediator”, he said.