The recent annual report on the implementation of the common foreign and security policy (CFSP) of the European Parliament “strongly condemns the latest military aggression by Azerbaijan on 12 September 2022 on the sovereign territory of Armenia”․
The report strongly denounces Azerbaijan’s “illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor, in violation of the trilateral statement of 9 November 2020, as it threatens to precipitate an intentional humanitarian crisis for the people of Nagorno Karabakh”.
The parliament “expresses concern by the alleged war crimes and inhuman treatment perpetrated by the armed forces of Azerbaijan against Armenian prisoners of war and civilians”, as well as “welcomes the EU’s enhanced engagement with the countries of the Southern Caucasus, notably the swift adoption of an EU monitoring capacity mission along Armenia’s international border with Azerbaijan”.
The report also praised the initiative taken by the President of the European Council Charles Michel aimed at negotiating peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The latest round of fighting between the two countries began in the wee hours of September 13, when the Azerbaijani military attacked Armenian posts and shelled Armenian settlements both on the border and deep behind the frontline. More than 200 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said several days after the attack.