Greece strongly condemns the brutal execution of unarmed Armenian prisoners of war by the Azerbaijani armed forces and calls for an investigation to bring those responsible to justice.
“We are extremely shocked by the horrific reports of the execution of unarmed Armenian prisoners of war by the armed forces of Azerbaijan. Greece strongly condemns such acts of violence and calls for a thorough investigation to bring those responsible to justice,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said.
Utterly appalled by the horrific reports of the execution of unarmed Armenian prisoners by Azerbaijani forces. #greece strongly condemns such acts of violence and calls for a thorough investigation to ensure perpetrators are held to account pic.twitter.com/JFjoyUcB3q
— Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών (@GreeceMFA) October 4, 2022
On October 2, a video was published on Azerbaijani Telegram channels showing how Azerbaijani soldiers brutally shoot captured soldiers on the territory of an Armenian military post. Armenian Ombudsman Kristine Grigoryan said that the killing of Armenian prisoners of war by the Azerbaijani military took place on September 13, during a large-scale attack by Azerbaijan on the Republic of Armenia. On October 3, the Office of the RA Representative on International Legal Affairs submitted to the European Court of Human Rights and the International Court of Justice a video of the murder of Armenian servicemen, which was circulated on social networks.
It should be noted that this statement not prevent visit scheduled for 18 October Minister of Environment and Energy of Greece Kostas Skrekas to Azerbaijan. According to the publication 1news.az, within the framework of the visit, he will meet with the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan, Parviz Shahbazov. Kostas Skrekas is also scheduled to meet with other people.
It is expected that the visit will focus on gas supplies to Greece and Europe through the Trans-Anatolian pipeline (TANAP).
Azerbaijani gas supplies to Europe this year will increase by 40%, to 11.5 billion cubic meters, President Ilham Aliyev said at the ceremony of putting the Greece-Bulgaria interconnector (IGB) into commercial operation:“In 2022, our exports will amount to 22 billion cubic meters, of which 11.5 billion cubic meters will be delivered to consumers in Europe. In 2021, 8.2 billion cubic meters were delivered to Europe. This means a 40% increase in supplies in 2022.”
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