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The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is drawing near the impermissible threshold of tension, Peter Semneby, the former EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and current Swedish Ambassador to Afghanistan.
In an interview to RFE/RL he said: "The present situation has deteriorated a lot as compared with several years ago; the risk is much higher. This is a conflict that should be taken seriously. Europe should make serious efforts to peacefully resolve the Karabakh conflict."
Semneby believes that there is a great risk that each incident could bring the situation out of control. "We observe incidents that may contribute to the escalation of tension. Of course, this should cause a concern for the conflicting parties in the first place, but the international partners likewise must consider this situation because if something happens in Nagorno-Karabakh, its consequences will affect the EU countries as well," he noted.