NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speak to reporters after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at chancellery in Berlin, Germany on August 27, 2020. (REUTERS File Photo)
ANKARA, October 5 (Reuters): NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Monday for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh as the death toll rose during fighting in the breakaway enclave in the South Caucasus.
"It is extremely important that we convey a very clear message to all parties that they should cease fighting immediately, that we should support all efforts to find a peaceful, negotiated solution," Stoltenberg said during a visit to Turkey. "There is no military solution," he told a news conference.
The fighting began on Sept. 27 and has surged to its worst level since the 1990s, when some 30,000 people were killed.