BRUSSELS (ARMENPRESS)—Vice Chair of the Europe Ecologie-The Greens Group and member of the European Parliament Michele Rivasi expressed her concerns over the latest ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan which resulted in the death of three civilians in Armenia border settlements. Rivasi represents South East France for The Greens political party in the European Parliament.
Rivasi spoke to an Armenpress correspondent in Brussels and said that she was “scandalized” by the violence.
“I am scandalized by this violence. We know of the historical enmity which exists between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, but this time it directly concerns Armenia,” Rivasi said.
“I will ask the European Commission to denounce this act of violence, this act of war. It is unacceptable. This is a provocation which resulted in the death of three women which is completely unacceptable.”
“The European Commission has to react to the actions of Azerbaijan,” said Rivasi.
Rivasi continued her strong condemnation of Azerbaijan’s provocations, echoing statements made by Armenian officials that Azerbaijan’s actions were an attempt to halt negotiations on the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
“This is done to provoke Armenia and to get [a] reaction from Armenia. That would be the beginning of the end. The European Commission has to denounce the acts of Azerbaijan and also to sanction them. I find this unacceptable and very grave.”
“This is a way to prevent any negotiations. An encounter [between the foreign ministers] was planned and this is a sterile provocation which can be very dangerous for the future.”
“I want everybody to calm down and I want the commission to react in regards to this. This is not only a matter between Armenia and Azerbaijan. European and international institutions have to denounce these acts,” Rivasi said.
“Two civilians were killed and two were injured due to rival shooting in Berdavan community of Tavush region on September 24. Sona Revazyan, 1974, and Shushan Asatryan, 1921, are the victims. Earlier it became known that in another bordering community of Tavush, Paravakar, Paytsar Aghajanyan, aged 83, was killed by rival fire,” Rivasi said.