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EU ready to use all foreign policy instruments to end conflict in Ethiopia

The EU stands ready to use all foreign policy instruments, including restrictive measures, to help end the conflict in Ethiopia. This was announced by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

He noted the deterioration of the situation and the deepening of the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, where the civil war has been going on for a year.

According to Borrell, the EU is concerned about the advancement of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray (PNLF) and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), as well as the bombing of the Ethiopian Air Force.

“The EU reiterates the lack of a military alternative to resolving the conflict and urges all parties to immediately implement a ceasefire and enter into negotiations without preconditions,” Borrell continued.

The EU High Representative said that the violence in Tigray forced about 3 million people to leave their homes, and more than 5 million are in urgent need of assistance.

Urgent action is needed to ensure comprehensive, continuous and predictable access to humanitarian assistance, Borrell concluded.

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