“The annexation policy of Armenia is a dangerous trend for the whole world”

Published in World
Friday, 22 May 2020 23:33

“Illegal “elections” in the unrecognized “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” and the so-called “inauguration ceremony” in the occupied Azerbaijani town of Shusha has no legal effect. This is nothing more than a confirmation of the fact of the occupation of the Azerbaijani lands by Armenia and a provocation aimed at violating peaceful negotiations.”

A statement was made by a journalist from the Republic of Azerbaijan, chairman of the “Reformist Youth” public union Farid Shahbazli, in which he spoke about illegal “elections” and the so-called “inauguration” ceremony in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. He noted that separatist tendencies in Armenia are becoming an increasing threat to the whole world:

 “The results of the so-called “elections”, which contradict the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as the norms and principles of international law, have no legal effect. Moreover, holding any “elections” or organizing a so-called “inauguration” ceremony in the territory of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh indicates that the Armenian government, ignoring UN resolutions No. 822, 853, 874, 884 (on evacuation of the Armenian armed forces) and the requirements of international law, is not interested in a peaceful resolution to the conflict. This fact is not only a provocation against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, but also a threat to peace and stability in the region. Besides, this is another attempt to deceive the world community and legitimize the fact of occupation by Armenia. Therefore, countries of the world and international organizations should exert more serious pressure and apply tougher sanctions against Armenia and teach it to respect international law. 

Further, the Azerbaijani journalist noted that today more than a million Azerbaijanis from Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 adjacent districts of Azerbaijan are in a condition of refugees and internally displaced persons. Including suffrage, all their rights and freedoms were grossly violated. Moreover, as a result of the ethnic cleansing policy of Armenia, more than 20.000 innocent people, including children, women and the elderly people, were brutally murdered and thousands were taken hostage and tortured. In this situation, the “elections” and the so-called “inauguration” are out of the question.

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