Armenia's allies publicly called for governement overthrow in country - Pashinyan

17.10.2023

Armenia's allies publicly called for governement overthrow in country - Pashinyan

Yerevan’s allies in security have openly called for the overthrow of the country's democratic government, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in his speech on 17 October at the European Parliament.

 

According to him, since 2020, external forces have tried several times to use “hybrid technologies” and provoke internal unrest, in particular in September 2022, when Azerbaijan attacked and occupied sections of the sovereign territory of Armenia.

Despite such attempts, according to the Prime Minister, the Armenian people united in defense of the country's democracy and sovereignty, as well as to provide all possible assistance to refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh.

“During the period when one hundred thousand Armenians fled from Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia, our security allies not only did not help us, but also publicly called for a change of power, the overthrow of the democratic leadership in Armenia,” Pashinyan said.

Pashinyan emphasized that Azerbaijan has clearly and unequivocally demonstrated its intent to make life unbearable for Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“It is extremely sad that, despite hundreds of alarming signals, decisions of the International Court of Justice, resolutions of the European Parliament, PACE and Parliaments of individual countries, appeals from executive bodies, the international community, we were all unable to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh,” the prime minister said.

He added that not a single international structure - including the UN, OSCE and the EU - has sent a fact-finding group to Nagorno-Karabakh, despite repeated calls from the Armenian government and the European Parliament, as well as warnings about impending ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh. In particular, the prime minister noted that three discussions in the UN Security Council did not bring any practical results, and more than 100 thousand Armenians were forced to flee from their homes.

“Today, some pretend that they do not understand why the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh left their homes en masse. Asking such a question is in itself cynical, because the answer is more than clear. Azerbaijan has openly and unequivocally demonstrated its decision to make life unbearable for Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh,” Pashinyan said.

At the same time, Pashinyan thanked the European Parliament for calling what happened in Nagorno-Karabakh by their name, emphasizing the importance of protecting in the future the rights of people deprived of their homeland.
 

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