The EU welcomes the announcement of the Government of Ethiopia of a unilateral ceasefire in Tigray.
To be credible, it should materialize quickly and be accompanied by additional efforts by all parties to end the conflict, stop the atrocities, respect international humanitarian law and enable an immediate and unhindered access to provide assistance to those in need. The EU reminds all parties to the conflict of their legal obligation to protect all civilians, at all times. It is also crucial that investigations on all reported massacres and atrocities continue.
The EU also reiterates its call for the immediate and verifiable withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia.