YEREVAN, JANUARY 17, ARTSAKHPRESS. Artur Tovmasyan, the President of the National Assembly of Artsakh, issued a statement in which he stated that it is necessary to make a joint efforts to force the international community to give a correct assessment of Azerbaijan’s policy of ethnic cleansing in Artsakh, and to take appropriate measures to prevent it, which are already overdue.
As ARMENPRESS was informed from the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh, the statement reads as follows,
“The unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Artsakh, besieged by Azerbaijan, is deepening.
Today, Azerbaijan also closed the gas pipeline to Artsakh, as a result of which
120,000 people have been deprived of the opportunity of heating, among other vital problems, in these days of severe winter.
For 30,000 children, the risk of malnutrition and frostbite increases.
Welcoming and emphasizing today’s official letter of President of the National Assembly of Armenia Alen Simonyan to the leaders of the parliaments of more than 30 states, I want to emphasize that in this matter all the political forces of the parliaments of the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh must put aside their political views and have the issue of Artsakh, which is in a catastrophic situation, at the top of all agendas, and draw the world’s attention with a joint effort to the humanitarian disaster that is worsening day by day with unpredictable developments.
This should be unacceptable to the civilized world.
We must force the international community with joint efforts to make a correct assessment of Azerbaijan’s policy of ethnic cleansing in Artsakh and to take appropriate measures to prevent it, which are already overdue.”