EU does not Bear  Responsibility

  • by Western Armenia, April 09, 2024 in Politics

EU External Relations Officer Peter Stano, referring to the issue of the right of return of Artsakh Armenians, said: "These people are from Baku, Artsakh. For us, Artsakh has always been de jure Baku." A strange statement from the lips of an EU representative, isn't it?

It is probably worth informing Peter Stano, born in 1987, that in 1988 the people of Artsakh, exercising their right to self-determination, declared secession from Baku, in which they found themselves as a result of a criminal conspiracy between the Soviet Bolsheviks led by the tyrant Stalin and the Turkemalists.

There is very little open source information about Peter Stano. It is known that Peter Stano is a young, successful diplomat who was the official representative of the Slovak MFA. In recent years, Peter Stano has been known as the press secretary of the European Commission for foreign affairs and security policy, including as the press secretary of the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

And now the question is: if the EU considers Artsakh to be "de jure Azerbaijan", then what was the Minsk Group operating under the auspices of the OSCE doing for 30 years?

It should be reminded that the Minsk Group is a group of OSCE member states that leads the search for ways to resolve the Karabakh conflict peacefully. The co-chairs of the Minsk Group are Russia, the USA and France.

On January 30, 1992, after the collapse of the USSR, Armenia and Azerbaijan joined the work of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, from January 1, 1995 - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE), which provided an opportunity to connect this international organization,  to find peaceful ways to settle the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The main topic of discussion was the status of Artsakh representatives in the Minsk Group. Later, visiting the conflict zone, the co-chairs of the Minsk Group announced that the key principles of the Artsakh conflict settlement are the non-use of force, the right of the people to self-determination and territorial integrity. It should also be noted that there is no decision to dissolve the OSCE Minsk Group, despite Azerbaijan's persistent demand.

And despite that, as young EU diplomats claim, "for us (that is, for the EU) Artsakh has always been de jure Azerbaijan."

 Baku is still a "reliable partner", therefore, young Peter Stano calmly declares that "Artsakh has always been de jure Azerbaijan". And the key word here is "always".

An  attitude towards the most serious issue of the right to self-determination of the people of Artsakh will, sooner or later, become a cruel joke with those who treat it as a joke.