Wednesday, 22 03 2023
Wednesday, 22 03 2023
The US has decided to transfer old models of Abrams tanks to Ukraine
“Foreign presence cannot ensure peace and stability in the region,” Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran
“Putin and Xi Jinping did not discuss the Ukraine peace plan,” Peskov
Argishti Kyaramyan received the US ambassador
The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to an EU peace plan
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has spread another misinformation, RA Ministry of Internal Affairs
We call on Azerbaijan and Armenia to ease the tension. US White House
Nikol Pashinyan visited the office of the Security Council
“We want Ancelotti to be appointed coach of the Brazilian national team as soon as possible,” Ederson
For decades, the authorities have been in the role of beggars
China is not an “impartial mediator” in the Ukraine war
Peace does not reach Azerbaijan
Exports of liquefied natural gas from the US to the EU have doubled
Azerbaijan opened fire on citizens carrying out agricultural works; Artsakh Ministry of Internal Affairs
190 million children in Africa do not have access to clean water
Tigran Avinyan will meet with the residents of Nork-Marash on March 23
Protests continue in France
Lars Road is open to all vehicles
The EU may apply sanctions against the pro-Russian oligarchs of Georgia and Moldova
Gas supply from Armenia to Artsakh has been blocked again
A telephone conversation between Blinken and Aliyev took place at the initiative of the American side
They exchanged thoughts on the development of the capital market in Armenia
There is a shortage of blood and medicine for the civilian population in Crimea
Possibilities of expanding cooperation in the fields of water, energy, and road construction were discussed with AFD
The Spanish Seville fired the head coach
The Prime Minister and members of the Bundestag discuss the peace agenda
“China provides diplomatic cover for war crimes to Russia.” Blinken
Precipitation is expected in some regions, air temperature will rise
The German chancellor does not believe in an early end to the war
Erdogan has officially registered as a candidate for the president of Turkey

Today we are witnessing a severe humanitarian crisis in Nagorno Karabakh; Armen Gevorgyan

On January 26, Armen Gevorgyan, member of the RA delegation to the PACE and main rapporteur on PACE local and regional authorities, gave a speech during the discussion on the topic “Progress of the Assembly’s monitoring procedure (January-December 2022)”.

“Madam President,

The government of Azerbaijan, as well as its representatives in this Assembly, want us to forget about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They don’t want you to use the name of this unrecognized state; they don’t want you to talk about the human casualties of its aggression during the 2020 44-day war. Moreover, Azerbaijan has occupied the sovereign territories of Armenia since May 2021, launched new three-day intensive military operations in the south of Armenia last September, and since then has refused to leave our lands, even built fortifications.

Today we are witnessing a severe humanitarian crisis in Nagorno Karabakh. The Azerbaijani government has launched a 46-day siege in Nagorno-Karabakh, depriving its people of the right to live in dignity, to move freely, and to import food, medicine, and other essential goods.

This is not just a human rights issue but a manifestation of Azerbaijan’s state policy of ethnic cleansing.

Europe should continue to focus on Nagorno Karabakh. Strangely, the decision to send a PACE monitoring mission to the region for fact-finding purposes has yet to be implemented. What is this: Indifference or disruption to our organization?

In the “Economist” democracy index, Azerbaijan is characterized as an authoritarian state. The same family has ruled it for more than 40 years. It has launched three wars against the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh in the last 30 years, killing thousands of people and destroying the cultural and religious heritage of the Armenian people. Today, it terrorizes Armenians through the siege of the Lachine Corridor. Considering the authoritarian and terrorist nature of Azerbaijan, is it possible to imagine Nagorno Karabakh as part of it?

Azerbaijan has manipulated public opinion in our organization for years, which they cannot do now in the European Parliament, the UN Security Council, or the OSCE. We must consider why this is so.

I also want to draw the attention of this Assembly to the fact that since the end of 2022, Azerbaijan has started the process of abolishing the self-governing status of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. This is a clear violation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government that must be prevented. It is also time for this Assembly to seriously consider the issue of not recognizing the credentials of delegations whose governments are engaged in the use of cross-border force or other severe and regular human rights violations, be it in their territory or abroad,” said Armen Gevorgyan.

Արթուր Աղաբեկյան
Արթուր Աղաբեկյան
Դավիթ Գրիգորյան
Դավիթ Գրիգորյան