A New UN Mission Has Arrived in Karabakh

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A UN mission to study the humanitarian situation and the needs of the population has arrived in Karabakh. This was reported by the Azerbaijani news agency APA. According to its information, early in the morning UN mission vehicles travelled from Aghdam to Khankendi (Stepanakert). This is the second trip of the UN mission to Karabakh after local anti-terrorist activities. Previously it had visited the region on 1 October. Following the first trip, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told a briefing in New York that during the one-day visit to the region, the mission had found no signs of destruction of civilian infrastructure, including schools and hospitals, although all shops had been closed. He also noted that the mission members had received np reports of violence against civilians since the last ceasefire. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at last Friday’s meeting with WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Henri Kluge that the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in the republic together with representatives of the organization’s relevant specialized agencies will visit Karabakh again in the near future. He stressed that Baku supports this process.