The President of the French Senate, Gerard Larcher, has accused Azerbaijan of carrying out ethnic cleansing against the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"As for Armenia, I express my solidarity, and ask if we intend to sacrifice this country on the ‘altar’ of an energy deal with Azerbaijan. We must show courage from time to time. We must all support Armenia and the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh; they had to leave the land belonging to them. If this is not ethnic cleansing, I don't know what is," Larcher said in an interview with Le Figaro daily.