Pashinyan in the European Parliament: 100,000 Armenians left Karabakh because of peacekeepers, and Russia left Armenia alone
Baku/17.10.23/Turan: Due to the inaction of Russian peacekeepers, more than 100 thousand Armenians left Karabakh in one week, and another 20 thousand left there after the 44-day war, stated the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today.
He accused Armenia's allies of inaction.
"The most recent example is the recent events when Azerbaijan, carrying out its long-standing policy of ethnic cleansing, carried out a large-scale attack on Nagorno-Karabakh. When more than 100,000 Armenians fled to Armenia, our security allies not only did not help us, but also publicly called for a coup in Armenia," he said. He further accused Azerbaijan of a series of "occupations" of the territory of Armenia after the 2020 war, the largest of which he called "the attack on Armenia on September 13, 2022".
"On May 12, 2021, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated the borders of Armenia and invaded the sovereign territory of Armenia with a length of up to 100 km to a depth of 4 km. In this situation, the CSTO, which is considered the security system of Armenia, and the countries that have security obligations under bilateral treaties, did not help Armenia in any way, leaving us alone."
"Democracy in Armenia continues to receive strong blows, which are inflicted according to a recurring scenario: external aggression, inaction of Armenia's allies, attempts to use the military/humanitarian situation to overthrow the government. This is carried out by external forces using hybrid technologies to provoke internal unrest," Pashinyan said.
He expressed regret that the decisions of the International Court of Justice, the European Parliament, PACE and the resolutions of the parliaments of individual countries did not prevent the "ethnic cleansing of Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh". ---02D---