November 14, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Annette Moskofian
tel: +44(0)7914646712

ANC UK Statement on the ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan

ANC-UK has closely reviewed the ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan and we:
• Condemn the unjust ceasefire terms and land grab of Armenian territories under the trilateral declaration of November 9.
• Call on the OSCE Minsk group to re-engage with the Artsakh peace process
• Call on the UK to support the OSCE Minsk Group as it re-engages with the peace process

1. ANC-UK is concerned by the unjust ceasefire terms forced on the people of Artsakh; it will lead to the ethnic cleansing of Armenian history, its people and culture:
• The deal has caused a mass exodus of Armenians from their homes, creating a new refugee crisis
• Azerbaijan will seize many Armenian historical sites in Artsakh which will lead to their erasure and destruction, as seen in Nakhichevan
• The deal is a danger to Armenia’s sovereign territory and poses a national security threat for potential future land grabs by Turkey and Azerbaijan.

2. ANC-UK calls on the OSCE Minsk group to re-engage with the Artsakh peace process by:
• Holding Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable for their use of Jihadist mercenaries and war crimes
• Protecting the security of Armenia and Artsakh, which remain under the real threat of renewed Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression
• Clarifying a final status for Artsakh
• Recognising Artsakh as an independent republic

3. ANC-UK calls on the UK to support the OSCE Minsk Group as it re-engages with the peace process