US expresses concern over Nagorno-Karabakh humanitarian crisis

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The White House said Wednesday it was concerned by the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, after Azerbaijan claimed victory over separatist Armenian fighters in the breakaway region.

“We’re obviously still watching very, very closely the worsening humanitarian situation inside Nagorno-Karabakh,” US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

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Kirby added that the situation “has been exacerbated by the hostilities perpetrated by Azerbaijan” in Karabakh, where there are now fears of a refugee crisis, but that reports of a ceasefire were “positive”.

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