YEREVAN — The Committee on Social Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted a second anti-Armenian report within less than a month, which according to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia, Shavarsh Kocharian solely plays into the hands of the Azerbaijani propaganda machine, and fits into Baku’s attempts to flop the Karabakh peace process.
After a report calling on Armenia to withdraw its troops from the “occupied territories,” another report was adopted at the PACE Committee’s latest session. It is called “Inhabitants of Frontier Regions of Azerbaijan are Deliberately Deprived of Water” referring to Karabakh-located Sarsang Reservoir. The report was prepared by Bosnian MP Milica Markovic, who already managed to visit Azerbaijan twice without visiting Nagorno Karabakh where he could get acquainted with the situation in the Sarsang Reservoir.
“The draft of the report is only a grist for the mill of Azerbaijan’s propaganda machine and is in line with the logistics of Baku’s policy of undermining the negotiation process, unceasing efforts aimed at escalating the situation along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and on the Line of Contact with Nagorno-Karabakh, shifting the discussions on the issue into other formats and constantly voicing criticism addressed at the [the OSCE Minsk Group] Co-Chairs,” stated Kocharian.