The factions of the Artsakh National Assembly have issued a statement on the destructive and aggressive policy of the Azerbaijani political leadership. The parliamentarians condemn the behavior of the Azerbaijani leadership and call on the Minsk Group Co-Chair countries to take practical steps to prevent tensions in the region. In their opinion, the Armenian leadership, international organizations and influential countries ignoring the threats of Azerbaijani provocations and the lack of adequate responses “have become a wrong signal for the leader of the neighboring country.” The announcement is presented in full below.
“2020. Following the trilateral declaration of November 9, 1945, Azerbaijan has been regularly creating a tense situation on the borders of the Artsakh Republic and the Republic of Armenia, mainly targeting the civilian population of the two Armenian republics.
Such provocations, which have become more frequent in recent days, show that Azerbaijan has not given up its decades-long anti-Armenian policy, which calls into question the sincerity of the country’s military-political leadership’s occasional statements about international agendas to international organizations.
2020 The Azeri aggression unleashed against the people of Artsakh with the participation of Turkey and international terrorists in the fall of 2006, accompanied by massive human rights violations, continues despite other methods of peacekeeping efforts by one of the Minsk Group co-chairing countries, all of which questioning the security of the corridor controlled by Russian peacekeepers.
The neglect of all this by the Armenian leadership, international organizations and influential countries and the lack of adequate responses have become a false signal for the leader of the neighboring country, who, forgetting his commitments to join authoritative European structures, now claims three permanent members of the UN Security Council. To limit the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group consisting of the Russian Federation, the United States and France.
We consider such a contemptuous attitude towards the above-mentioned authoritative structure, which has been contributing to regional stability since 1992, to the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict inadmissible, and assess it as a blatant disregard for international law and the efforts of the international community.
“Condemning the behavior of the Azerbaijani leadership, in order to prevent new tensions in the region, we call on the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to take practical steps to neutralize Azerbaijan’s destructive policy and return those responsible to the field of international law,” the statement said.