ArmInfo. Azerbaijan's military intervention forced 150 thousand people to flee their homes in the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict zone. This fact was recorded by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, in his speech at the 25th EU- NGO Forum for Human Rights.
The EU's chief diplomat noted, in part: "The difficulties of the time in which we are living should only encourage us to continue defending human rights globally. Because what we are seeing is the return of brutal power politics. More and more conflicts are being solved by the use of force. Something that was supposed to be forbidden. Not the use of force to solve conflicts, but what I see is that there are more and more conflicts [are] being solved by force.
Look for example at what has happened in Azerbaijan and Armenia. A long- frozen conflict that suddenly has been - I would not say solved - but decisively determined by a military intervention that, in one week, made 150,000 people move. In one week. Like this. 150,000 people had to abandon their houses and run. And the international community regretted [it], expressed concern, sent humanitarian support, but it happened [with] the use of force," Borrell stated.
After another Azerbaijani aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, Artsakh fell. The entire indigenous Armenian population, over 100 thousand people, was forced to flee from their homes to Armenia amid the threat of ethnic cleansing. Enemy aggression occurred against the background of inaction of the entire civilized international community. On October 15, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev raised the Azerbaijani flag in occupied Stepanakert. Since the enemy aggression that began in the fall of 2020, which in September of this year ended with the complete ethnic cleansing of Artsakh, more than 150 thousand Artsakh residents have become homeless.