Statement of the NKR Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Note circulated by Azerbaijan’s Permanent Mission to the OSCE
The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with the note circulated by Azerbaijan’s Permanent Mission to the OSCE, regarding the alleged resettlement of the NKR territories, draws the OSCE and its country-members’ attention to the propagandistic character of the given document, which aims to deceive the international community and destabilize the negotiation process and the situation in the region.
In spite of the obvious fact that NKR has its sovereign right to receive migrants in its territory, the spread misinformation is absolutely groundless, and the results of the monitoring on the situation in these territories, carried out by the OSCE Assessment Mission in 2010, can proof it. As for the report by the OSCE Fact-Finding Mission in 2005, which the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan refers to, we consider necessary to remind that according to the statement by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen, the mission did not find out “any clear organized resettlement” and “did not determine that the resettlement resulted from a deliberate policy”.
In this context, we consider necessary to once more draw the attention of the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe to the fact that Azerbaijan continues the policy of resettlement in the Shahumyan region, Getashen subregion and the other NKR regions, being under the occupation of Azerbaijan. Moreover, Azerbaijan has over the years withheld its consent to carry out such a monitoring in these regions, which testifies to the unquestionable fact of their resettling and cannot but provoke the OSCE and other international organizations’ serious anxiety.
As for the attacks of the official Baku concerning the July 19 presidential elections in NKR, attended by representatives from 22 countries as international observers, including the OSCE, members of European Parliament, and recognized as free, just, transparent and meeting the international standards, similar attitude is another proof of the fact that Azerbaijan with its totalitarian regime, where the power passes from father to son, where “the elections” - are just a show and farce, cannot respect democratic values, human rights and freedom, as well as the principle of the elective authorities on the basis of genuine expression of citizens' will.