The European Union (EU) has expressed solidarity with the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh in light of the recent conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. These people have become increasingly isolated within the past month as the Lachin Corridor has been blocked. The EU is condemning Azerbaijan's military operations and urging them to take responsibility for the rights and safety of Karabakh Armenians.
Although a ceasefire has been declared, the EU is still calling on Baku to ensure access to humanitarian aid and to unblock the Lachin Corridor. The EU has decided to provide the region with a first assistance package. This is in addition to the EU's call for dialogue between Baku and the Armenians of Karabakh.
It is hoped that with the support of the EU, the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh can receive the aid and security they need. The EU stands firmly behind the principle that all people should have access to fundamental human rights and services and is committed to helping the Armenians of Karabakh achieve this.