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The attacks on military bases have escalated the spiral of violence and repression that has hit Burundi in recent months. These unacceptable acts are an additional destabilising factor and primarily affect Burundian citizens.
The European Union regrets the fresh loss of life caused by the attacks.
Dialogue with all the parties concerned must begin as a matter of urgency, with Uganda acting as mediator. The European Union gives its full support to this dialogue in order that a political solution may rapidly be found to the severe crisis facing Burundi.
It calls on all Burundian stakeholders and all Burundi's partners to work towards this goal as quickly as possible.