ArmInfo. French MP Valerie Boyer has once again warned the international community against turning a blind eye to Azerbaijan's aggression against Armenia.
During her speech on the occasion of Poland's chairmanship of the CSTO, she recalled France's solidarity with Ukraine and called for not forgetting about Armenians and for imposing sanctions on Azerbaijan.
She called for drawing attention to the war crimes against Armenia, asking if Armenians' lives are not so precious as Ukrainians'.
Ms Boyer warned against applying double standards and tuning a blind eye to the crimes against Armenians.
She recalled her fervent support for the French Senate's resolution of November 15 aimed at sanctions against Azerbaijan. The resolution also calls for immediate withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from Armenia's territory and observance of the agreement of November 9, 2020. The document supports any initiative that would contribute to long-lasting peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Ms Boyer reaffirmed her support for Armenia's request for an extension of the EU observer mission's mandate and reminded the attendees that, under the initial agreement between French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Armenia's Premier Nikol Pashinyan, the mission has a 2-month mandate. The MP called on the French Government to support the extension of the European mission's mandate. Ms Boyer called for immediate repatriation of all Armenian POWs Azerbaijan is holding in captivity, and their relatives are not receiving any news about them. She highlighted the importance of immediately involving Azerbaijan in the negotiations by diplomatic means for establishing long-lasting peace in the region.
In the context of the Ukrainians facing a severe winter, Ms Boyer stressed that the Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians faced the same last winter amid the international community's indifference toward Azerbaijan's actions.
So accusing Russia over Ukraine means that Azerbaijan and Turkey must be accused over Armenia in the same way, the French MP said.