Azerbaijan’s parliament calls for French removal from Nagorno-Karabakh mediation

Meanwhile, some 2,000 Russian peacekeepers have been deployed along frontline areas and to protect a land link connecting Karabakh with Armenia. The resolution states that “the security and freedom of the Armenian populations in Nagorno-Karabakh are not guaranteed by the Republic of Azerbaijan”. Nagorno-Karabakh’s declaration of independence from Azerbaijan has not been recognized by any country. More than 2,000 people have died since the fighting broke out on September 27, including many civilians. Nagorno-Karabakh, which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but is historically an ethnic Armenian region, has been the focal point of the conflict between the two nations. Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics, have been involved in a territorial conflict since they gained independence in the 1990s. Earlier this month, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed a deal to end the conflict. On Wednesday, the French upper house adopted a nonbinding resolution calling on the French government to recognise the separatist region as an independent state. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Azerbaijan’s parliament calls for French removal from Nagorno-Karabakh mediation

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08723394 A handout photo made available by the Armenian Defense Ministry on 06 October 2020 shows Armenian soldiers allegedly during military clashes with Azeri army along the contact line of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (also known as Artsakh). Armed clashes erupted on 27 September 2020 in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory along the contact line of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Armed clashes erupted on 27 September 2020 in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory along the contact line of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. France, the United States and Russia are co-chairs of the Minsk Group that has mediated over Nagorno-Karabakh, but has failed to achieve a lasting agreement. EPA-EFE/ARMENIA DEFENCE MINISTRY

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Azerbaijani lawmakers on Thursday called for France to be expelled from the Minsk Group mediating in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after the French Senate backed the region’s independence claim. EPA-EFE/ARMENIA DEFENCE MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

A handout photo made available by the Armenian Defense Ministry on 06 October 2020 shows Armenian soldiers allegedly during military clashes with Azeri army along the contact line of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (also known as Artsakh). On Thursday, Azerbaijani lawmakers adopted a resolution urging the government to appeal to the OSCE which oversees the Minsk Group, to expel France from its presidency.