EU needs to take active steps in response to Azerbaijan’s actions against the Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh, member of the European Parliament Loucas Fourlas has said.
During a discussion organized at a meeting of the European Parliament's External Relations Committee,Loucas Fourlas said:
“If I were an Armenian and followed this discussion, I would not be happy at all. Too many words and too little action. The question is very simple; we must be honest with ourselves: are we going to punish Azerbaijan, which attacked the Armenians?
What did the EU do when humanitarian aid could not pass through the Lachin corridor and reach its destination?
My question is very simple. Now, at this moment, when Azerbaijan is killing people, what are we going to do as the EU? Are we going to condemn with words, prepare a resolution and condemn the actions, or are we going to do something, like we did in the case of Russia, on the issue of Ukraine? Everything is clear; we must be honest with ourselves.”
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, among the casualties and wounded are civilians. On September 20, it became known that the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh accepted the proposal of the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission regarding the cessation of fire.
Proposal by Azerbaijan envisages the withdrawal of the remaining units and servicemen of the RA Armed Forces from the deployment zone of the Russian peacekeeping troops and the dissolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations, the complete disarmament of the Defense Army, as well as the withdrawal of heavy equipment and weapons from the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in order to quickly eliminate them.
In addition, on Thursday, the representatives of Artsakh and Azerbaijan will meet in Yevlakh, a city in Azerbaijan located about 100 km northeast of Stepanakert, and the issues of ensuring the security of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians will be discussed.