ArmInfo."Response options" to the inapplicable "means" that Azerbaijan used against Nagorno-Karabakh were discussed in the European Union. This was stated in a conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev by the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, a high-ranking European source told reporters in Brussels, RIA Novosti reports.
Michel's telephone conversation with Aliyev took place yesterday, but the press service of the head of the European Council did not disseminate the details of the conversation.
"President Michel expressed deep disappointment with the current situation. The situation is very difficult, there is a negative resonance at the international level, including the EU, where discussions on various response options took place in the morning (September 20). The means used by Baku are simply inapplicable ," the source said.
The head of the European Council also pointed out the importance of the participation of the international community in ensuring the security of ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh.
"President Michel also stated the importance of focusing now on the humanitarian situation. Azerbaijan must ensure the respect and future of ethnic Armenians in Azerbaijan. The role of the international community is necessary to ensure security," a European source said.
According to him, the head of the European Council also called on Aliyev to play a personal role, confirming "full respect for citizens, as well as international law."
On September 19, Azerbaijan, under the pretext of an anti-terrorist operation, undertook another act of aggression against Artsakh. As a result of enemy aggression, There are hundreds of wounded among the residents of Artsakh, more than 200 people were killed, including civilians, more than 400 were wounded, and another 7 thousand were evacuated. There are thousands of missing people. On September 20, Artsakh fell. Azerbaijan began the forcible subjugation of the NKR. Thousands of Artsakh civilians are now at the deployment point of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Ivanyan. There are reports that Azerbaijan is not allowing them to be evacuated to Armenia.