German Chancellor warns against future “Karabakh conflicts; Israeli journalists visit

The German Chancellor calls on “international law” to prevent future Karabakh conflicts; Israeli journalists visit the scene.

Rachel Brooks 

April 20, 2021 

Above image, Azerbaijani MOD recently shared footage of the liberated districts in Karabakh. As Germany calls on the world to observe international law in preventing future Karabakh conflicts, Israeli journalists continue a visit to the region, to see the aftermath of the war.

On April 20, it was reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkle called on the international community to observe international law and prevent future conflicts such as Karabakh was. 

“The rule-based order is an important principle of coexistence,’ said Merkel said in a video message during the PACE spring session, as she was quoted by Trend News agency in a report shared to MENA. 

‘When the sovereignty and integrity of countries are called into question, it is contrary to our common values. We saw this during the events in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Council of Europe can play a decisive role here if all its institutions are united.” 

Trend reported that Armenia had instigated a series of ceasefire violations beginning in July 2020 in the Tovruz region. By September 27, Armenia launched an offensive along the occupied border’s frontline with heavy artillery. This initiated what is now known as the 44-Day War of Karabakh in 2020. 

Due to the Russian-brokered ceasefire of November, Azerbaijan has liberated territories occupied in the First Karabakh War of 1988-1994. The cleanup process is underway, and as the cleaning and reconstruction of the region unfold, Azerbaijan begins to open the region to the international community. Israeli journalists have been invited to the scene of the liberated territory. AzerNews reported on April 20 that correspondents from Israel Hayom, The Jerusalem Post, and The Jewish Press have made their way through Fuzuli, Zangilan, and Gubadly districts. They previously visited decimated Aghdam on April 19. 

The journalists shared photographs of their tour of the devastated districts of the Karabakh.