Statement on the shooting down of Armenian military helicopter

Sajjad Karim MEP is currently the Chairman of the Delegation to the EU Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees.

Following the shooting down of an Armenian military helicopter resulting in the tragic loss of 3 lives Sajjad has issued the following statement:

"I express my condolences to the families of the crew members who lost their lives in the military helicopter which was reportedly shot down on Wednesday.

I would also like to express my concern for the events that surround this incident. This is the worst single incident involving military aircraft in 20 years and it is crucial, for the sake of a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, that both sides show restraint.

I would urge for a transparent investigation into the incident and call all sides to respect the ceasefire."