US senator says international observers needed to monitor situation in Karabakh

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A US senator, leading a congressional delegation to the Armenia-Azerbaijan border on Saturday, said international observers were needed to monitor the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, adding that people were “very fearful” about what was happening there.

“I am certainly very concerned about what’s happening in Nagorno-Karabakh right now, I think there needs to be some visibility,” Gary Peters, a Democrat from Michigan, told reporters on the border.

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Russia said earlier that Armenian fighters in Karabakh had started to give up arms as some humanitarian aid reached the 120,000 Armenians living there after Azerbaijan defeated their forces.

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