The EU wanted to condemn Azerbaijan. Hungary blocked everything

Hungary blocked the European Union’s joint statement on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, which condemned Azerbaijan.

On September 19 and 20, the Azerbaijani army, with the inaction of Russian peacekeepers, destroyed the main forces of the Karabakh Armenians and effectively forced them to surrender.

Armenian forces began to lay down their weapons and abandon their fighting positions, and the Azerbaijanis gradually began to occupy Nagorno-Karabakh, including the capital Stepanakert (Khankendi).

War over Nagorno-Karabakh. EU statement blocked by Hungary

A planned joint statement by all 27 EU member states on Azerbaijan’s actions was blocked by Hungary on Friday. The statement was related to the actions of Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, regarding the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“Azerbaijan has the responsibility to ensure full respect for the rights and security of Armenians in Karabakh. The use of force to resolve disputes is unacceptable. We note the ceasefire announcements and expect the cessation of hostilities to be maintained,” Borrell wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

The dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia is flaring up again

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in conflict for decades over Nagorno-Karabakh, an area inhabited by the vast majority of Armenians, which formally belongs to Azerbaijan but in fact functions as an independent state, although not controlled by any country in the world is recognized. the world.

Since Azerbaijan’s victorious war in 2020, a state of uncertainty has existed around Nagorno-Karabakh. The Armenian forces were subsequently defeated and the parastate’s territory reduced by approximately two-thirds.

The Center for Oriental Studies points out that the situation surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia remains the most dynamic element of the process of overhauling the regional order in the South Caucasus, which accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Source: Do Rzeczy