STEPANAKERT — NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghulyan today hosted Member of the House of Lords Baroness Caroline Cox and delegation of HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) in Stepanakert.

Ghulyan noted that this visit, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Artsakh’s independence, was the 85th visit by Baroness Cox.

“Artsakh is becoming know through your efforts since you always bring a new group of friends. This is important because Azerbaijan is constantly trying to disseminate false information regarding our country,” Ghulyan said.

Baroness Cox and her delegation also visited Artsakh frontlines and talked to the soldiers, who, she said, are protecting the border of Artsakh and not only.

“I’m not Armenian, but people like me should be grateful to the Armenian soldiers, who protect this border. They protect it not only for the Armenian people, but also for all Christians in the world. They are also grateful to the Armenian soldier,” the Baroness said.

This is the first time Caroline Cox is visiting Nagorno Karabakh after the April assault unleashed by Azerbaijan. Speaking to reporters in Artsakh, she denounced the work of western media.

“The international media work as they want, but we know what has happened in reality, and it’s our task to inform the world that Azerbaijan remains an aggressor. We know that Armenian soldiers have been brutally decapitated, some have been tortured. This is a harsh violation of international law,” Baroness Cox said.

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