EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell delivered a speech at the 25th EU-NGO Forum for Human Rights. Among others he also touched the topic of ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan.
“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.
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 said, EU External Actions Press office reports.