Armenian envoy to EU: Armenia faced with imminent Azerbaijani invasion

Armenian envoy to EU: Armenia faced with imminent Azerbaijani invasion
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Tigran Balayan has stressed that there will be no stopping Baku if it is not "confronted with very solid steps by the West."

Armenia's envoy to the European Union, Tigran Balayan, said that his country is faced with the threat of imminent Azerbaijani invasion after Baku's military takeover of the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Speaking to Brussels Signal, Balayan stressed that Baku would now follow up with an attack on Armenia itself and that there would be no stopping Azerbaijan if it "will not be confronted with very solid steps taken by the West."

Dismissing Azerbaijani ambassador's recent statement on not having intention to occupy any Armenian territory as bluff, Balayan pointed out that there are very "practical" measures the EU could take to confront Azerbaijan's further aggression.

He suggested the EU should give Aliyev a deadline to withdraw his army from the border region, and suspend Azerbaijan's visa-free travel agreement with the EU if he fails to comply.

He also said that "individual sanctions can send a clear message."