The Italian Periodical L’Espresso Referred to the Depopulation of Artsakh

  • by Western Armenia, March 14, 2024 in Politics
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The famous Italian periodical L'Espresso published two important articles at once, referring to the policies of the dictatorial regime established in Baku and the criminal acts of depopulation of Artsakh.

In particular, the presidential elections held in Baku in February were described as not free, and the events that took place in Artsakh in September 2023 were nothing but ethnic cleansing.The authors of the articles also referred to the relationship between the Italian government and the criminal regime in Baku, obviously not welcoming those connections.

the article "Italy turns a blind eye to the head of the Azerbaijani tribe", says:

Since Baku "feeds" us with methane sold at a good price, there is no need to speak about the human, civil, social rights of the people of Baku or the Armenian refugees who emigrated from Nagorno-Artsakh.

When it is not profitable, it is better to ignore the moral principles, because Rome is a diligent "client" of Baku, with which relations are political rather than contractual.

Protests are not tolerated. The mortar of silence is very welcome.And flattery pleases the Baku regime.

Like, for example, three Italian parliamentarians who accepted Baku's invitation and carried out an observation mission in the extraordinary presidential elections held on February 7, which Ilham Aliyev organized to ensure his fifth mandate," the author writes.

The author reminds that Artsakh was isolated from December 2022, prohibiting the transit of people and humanitarian aid.

After a 9-month siege, Baku launched the final offensive, which led to the exodus of Armenian citizens.

The European Parliament called it an act of "ethnic cleansing".

Baku leader Ilham Aliyev, who won the election on February 7 by  92% of the vote and has been in power for more than twenty years, has used the aftermath of the Ukrainian war to reunify Artsakh.

After Russia's aggression, indeed, many debates took place in Europe about gaining energy independence from Moscow.

Baku became a close partner in the supply of gas and hydrocarbons.

However, the military escalation that took place in September, which led to the end of the existence of Artsakh and the Armenian presence in the region, did not lead to the end of military operations in the South Caucasus, where tensions are escalating again.

However, the military escalation that took place in September, which led to the end of the existence of Artsakh and the Armenian presence in the region, did not lead to the end of military operations in the South Caucasus, where tensions are escalating again.

On February 13, four Armenian soldiers were killed in an attack by the Baku military along the border. Negotiations between the two former Soviet republics have reached a deadlock.

The leadership of Baku does not hide that they are  interested in the Syunik region of Armenia, in order to be able to connect the exclave of Nakhichevan with the rest of the country.

Meanwhile, Artsakh refugees live in temporary shelters, in uncertainty, having no past and not knowing whether a new war threatens them in the near future.