UN Secretary General António Guterres strongly condemns Armenia’s recent missile attack on Azerbaijan’s Barda city, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries, the secretary-general’s spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said.

“As the Secretary-General has stated unequivocally, we strongly condemn all attacks on populated areas impacted by the conflict, including the strikes on the city of Barda, which reportedly killed and wounded many. We again reiterate the Secretary-General’s call on the parties to immediately implement the humanitarian ceasefire. The ongoing hostilities are unacceptable and must stop immediately,” Dujarric added.

Armenia’s armed forces on Wednesday launched a missile attack on Azerbaijan’s Barda city, killing 21 people and wounding 70 others.