Month: October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh – There can be no diplomatic solution without Azerbaijan

Yesterday afternoon, Prime Minister Pashinyan of Armenia made an address to the nation. This followed two days of heavy assaults from Azerbaijan and a televised address from President Aliyev the previous day, announcing his intention to continue waging war.   International media outlets were quick to single out one aspect of the Prime Minister’s speech and there soon emerged a slew of headlines reading, “Pashinyan – there can be no diplomatic solution”. We at the European Friends of... Read more

War in Nagorno-Karabakh – the ceasefire that never was

Great hopes and optimism were placed in the ability for a Moscow-brokered ceasefire to hold this weekend. Such misplaced optimism highlights an unwillingness to accept what the current problem actually is. Azerbaijan has tired of negotiations and concluded that its aims are best served, at least for now, by the use of force. Convincing it otherwise is the real task at hand.   Read full article... Read more

New report details targeting of civilian settlements by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh’s Human Rights Ombudsman has published a second report detailing attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure. The report details how villages, towns and the capital Stepanakert have been attacked, causing numerous casualties and injuries among civilians. Detailing the use of multiple rocket launching systems and cluster bombs between the 27th September and 9th October, the report adds further information to the reports by Amnesty International concerning the use of... Read more

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October 2020