News 15 january — 17:32

European Parliament voted against occupation of Karabakh

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In the European Parliament, the vote on the resolution 'On the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy' has ended, the majority of deputies - 454 out of 704 participating - voted in favour of the adoption of the document, reports Vestnik Kavkaza.

The document was adopted in an updated version - in December, it included a clause on supporting the territorial integrity of partner states. 'The European Union reaffirms its commitment to support the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all countries of the Eastern Partnership within their internationally recognised borders in accordance with the norms and principles of international law,' the resolution said.

The same paragraph postulates the strengthening of 'support for conflict-affected citizens of these countries - refugees and internally displaced persons.'

Unlike standard resolutions of the European Parliament, this document is doctrinal, that is, it obliges European officials to abide by its provisions in the foreign policy of the European Union, sets priorities and main areas of EU activity in contacts with other states.

The adoption of this resolution for the South Caucasus means, first of all, the impossibility for Armenia as an occupier of Karabakh and other territories of Azerbaijan to promote anti-Azerbaijani and pro-occupation documents and discussions on EU platforms.

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