MEPs urge Armenia to forget about unjustified political claims

Baku, July 6, AZERTAC

Rachida Dati, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) from France, Ivo Vajgl, MEP from Slovenia, and Iveta Grigule, MEP from Latvia, in their joint statement expressed support for Azerbaijan regarding the recent Armenian provocation on the contact line between the two countries’ troops.

“After the military provocation from Armenia in the village of Alkhanly in the district of Fuzuli, in Azerbaijan, two civilians have been killed,” the MEPs said in the statement

“We would like to convey our sincere condolences to their families and to express our full support to the Azerbaijani people,” the MEPs noted.

The lives are being broken and the inhumanity needs to stop, said the statement.

“In the resolution of conflicts, only the respect of international law should prevail,” the MEPs said. “Violence will never be a solution.”

While the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group have asked both parties to stop their military actions, the MEPs need to ask the OSCE for a clearer commitment in the protection of civilians and in the respect of Azerbaijan territorial integrity, according to the statement.

“As European political personalities, we should also ask Armenia to stop as soon as possible the civilian hostage-taking, as it is illegal and a symbol of cowardice, for political claims that are both unjustified and illegitimate,” the statement said.

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