It was reported earlier by QHA that Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of Crimean Tatars, Ukrainian MP and Advisor to Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar affairs, went to France together with the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council. While in France, Jemilev attended a winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council, which went on in Strasbourg from January 25 to January 29.

Mustafa Jemilev began his address by thanking Robert Walter, rapporteur of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, for a well-founded and objective report on the situation in Nagorny Karabakh.

According to Jemilev, settlement and peaceful resolution of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaizhan is only possible if both countries respect and abide by the principles of the international law, and, most importantly, ensure territorial integrity and borders of sovereign states, as well as respect lawful rights of all people, irrespective of their nationality and religious beliefs.

Jemilev noted that Mr Walter’s report and a motion for resolution enclosed to it identify quite clearly the occupier of the territory of another sovereign state, which has caused many thousands of people to die over the last 25 years.

“Item 17 of the motion for resolution quite justifiably condemns the Armenian government, which has been obstructing collection of data on the situation in Nagorny Karabakh and, correspondingly, peaceful settlement of the problem,” emphasized Mustafa-aga.

According to Jemilev, not only is Armenia regrettably continuing to violate the international law by holding the occupied territories, but also looking for allies through supporting countries committing aggression against other countries and occupying some of their territories. It is nobody’s secret that Armenia, though maintaining friendly ties with Ukraine, counted on Russia’s continued support of its occupation of Nagorny Karabakh by supporting Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and occupation of Crimea at a session of the UN General Assembly that took place on March 27, 2014,.

“I believe that sanctions against the occupier country should be more effective and aimed at liberating the occupied territories as soon as possible,” said Mustafa Jemilev.