French MP Valérie Boyer calls for recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic

French MP Valérie Boyer calls for recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic –

Armradio – In an article published by Valeurs Actuelles, French MP Valérie Boyer insists that it’s time to recognize the de facto independent Republic of Nagorno Karabakh.

She reminds that the night of April 2 Azerbaijan launched a major military offensive against the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh in what became the worst escalation since the conclusion of cease-fire in 1994.

“Azerbaijan  mobilized assaults tanks, combat helicopters, drones and even Grad missiles that targeted the cities of Nagorno-Karabakh and caused casualties among civilians, including children. The attack was pushed back so that dictator Aliyev had to agree on a ceasefire. With more than 200 dead, about twenty tanks destroyed and no territorial gain, this inept offensive has indeed shown the military weakness of Azerbaijan,” Boyer writes.

“How come that Azerbaijan stuffed with petrodollars is unable to triumph over tiny Nagorno Karabakh? Because no one in Azerbaijan, except Aliyev is interested in waging war,” the lawmaker writes.

“The Republic of Nagorno Karabakh has been de facto independent for nearly twenty-five years. For 25 years it has been striving to make each day even more democratic, while Azerbaijan sinks into the most desperate dictatorship,” she continues.

“The international community believed that postponing the question of the political status of Nagorno-Karabakh would favor negotiations and the establishment of peace. Experience shows, however, that it is not so and it only encourages the bellicose ardor of Baku. We must put an end to this situation. We must now recognize Nagorno-Karabakh,” Valerie Boyer concludes.

Valerie Boyer is a Member of French National Assembly. She represents the Bouches-du-Rhône department and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.

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