MEP Frank Engel: I Can Already Confidently Call It Artsakh Republic

Member of European Parliament from Luxembourg Frank Engel, summarizing the preliminary results of the observation mission during the voting, told that the Constitutional referendum in Nagorno Karabakh Republic was in accordance with European standards. This is being informed by Armenpress news agency.

“Despite the non-recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, I think I can already confidently call it Artsakh Republic”, emphasized Frank Engel, adding that being unrecognized didn’t impact the will of the people.

According to him, this doesn’t hinder them to actively take part in the voting and come out against the entire world. As he mentioned people of NKR said “Yes”. “I hope that the international community will take into account that the people in this country are free in making their choice and at the same time the same is not applied to a state several kilometers away from here.”

What regards to Azerbaijan’s “black list” and his possibility to be included in it, Frank Engel stressed that in the case if he will be included, he will not be surprised since he has no plans to spend his vacations in Azerbaijan.