Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan assigned part of the responsibility for Turkey’s actions in Nagorno-Karabakh to NATO. His words were reported by Interfax in an interview with the Indian television company WION.
Pashinyan recalled that Turkey is a member of the alliance. Therefore, the actions of this country in the conflict zone impose a certain responsibility on NATO, he explained. According to the prime minister, Human Rights Watch has documented the use of prohibited weapons in Karabakh, including cluster bombs.
“And when a NATO member is involved in this process, when a NATO member transports mercenaries and terrorists to the conflict zone, then NATO’s responsibility in this case is direct, and NATO must answer these questions,” Pashinyan concluded.
The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) escalated sharply on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan made a decision on a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh for humanitarian reasons from October 18 at 00:00 local time. However, the parties almost immediately accused each other of violating it.
In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, the majority of whose population were Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, a war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized NKR signed a truce.