Marina Kaljurand, the chair of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with the South Caucasus, has said she sees two trends as “very disturbing”: ethnic Armenians fearfully wanting to leave Nagorno-Karabakh, and anti-government demonstrations in Armenia, the Guardian reported.
In a phone interview with the Guardian, Kaljurand expressed concern about the situation facing Armenians in the area. “I understand their fear,” she said, adding that she hoped humanitarian organizations would be able to access the region.
Speaking of the ongoing protests in capital Yerevan against Armenia’s prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, Kaljurand said the Armenian leader “has made it very clear that he does not see the future of his country with Russia” and “wants western orientation.”
Europe, she said, should step up to support the Armenian government.