MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Capture of Nagorno-Karabach followed by ethnic cleansing – E-000187/2024

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Source: European Parliament

Question for written answer  E-000187/2024
to the Commission
Rule 138
Filip De Man (ID)

On 19 September 2023, Azerbaijan launched an offensive that led to the capture of the Armenian enclave, the forced evacuation of the Armenian population and the destruction of churches and other buildings reminiscent of Armenian culture.

In the same month, the Union donated EUR 5 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in response to the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The EU has maintained a partnership agreement with Azerbaijan since 1999. In October, the EU deployed monitoring experts at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, the aim being to restore peace in the area, establish trust and demarcate the international border. Azerbaijan has turned out to be an extremely unreliable partner which, by means of a war of aggression, has captured and ethnically cleansed a population’s historical homeland.

  • 1.Has the Commission received the ICRC’s report on how the humanitarian aid donation was spent?
  • 2.What steps has the Commission taken to review relations with Azerbaijan and suspend the partnership agreement?
  • 3.What further support does the Commission anticipate for the displaced population of Nagorno-Karabakh, such as redirecting development funds?

Submitted:23.1.2024

Last updated: 5 February 2024

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