The joint quorum of the Entente of Oriental States,
RECOGNISING the role of Entente of Oriental States as a leading defensive organisation on Eurth,
LAUDING previous humanitarian missions and peacekeeping efforts by the Entente to both promote peace and protect human rights,
APPALLED by the unprovoked Anglian aggression against the Social Democratic Confederation,
CONCERNED by the surprise Suverin shift in foreign policy,
SHOCKED by the expanding Qubdian armed confrontation,
EXPRESSING great concern for the further escalation of this conflict,
DETERMINING that the situation in Occidental Europa continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,
STRENGTHENED by the existing charter which includes a "Responsibility to Protect",
CONCLUDING that these conflicts must be addressed in the form of international legislation, hereby enacts as follows:
1. the immediate imposition of an embargo against the Anglian aggressor, its leadership and industrial capacity to wage war.
2. the fast-tracked granted offer* of full defensive protection under the umbrella of proven EOS leadership to :
a. all existing observer states,
b. all sovereign states bordering the Oriental Ocean,
c. All near-Oriental sovereign states on Eurth.
3. the offer of a privileged partnership to non-Oriental states who seek the same protection.
* OOC: Borrowing this same idea from the post Corinium Offered Full NAU Membership, which mentions: "Following the standoff between Seylos and Haruspex last month, the NAU has fast tracked an offer for the Republic of Corinium to join the North Adlantic Union. While not too many details have been released regarding the offer, it has been made clear that Corinium has officially accepted."
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Tarentum, Social Democratic Federation
TARENTUM, Social Democratic Confederation -- In the late hours of yesterday evening, forces from the Anglian Army crossed the bridges spanning the gap between Anglia and the Social Democratic Confederation (SDC). Tensions had been mounting between the two nations for quite some time now, however, it had been thought that the two countries finally found some common ground in which to stand. All of this was proven wrong last night when Anglian tanks, which had been on standby, charged across the bridges taking the local SDC forces completely by surprise. The remaining SDC defenders attempted to destroy the two major bridges but were thwarted after the appearance of overwhelming Anglian air power that quickly dominated the skies over the bay. After several gruelling hours of combat, Anglian forces had pushed back the SDC army well past the entrances to each of the bridges, and continued their pressure deep into SDC territory.
There were very few remaining journalists on the ground with permission to see anything of note. This behavior is just one of many examples that shows the escalating of paranoia in the Anglian state, which until recently had manifested itself in chilled relations with all of its neighbors. However, for a brief period a pair of @Gallambrian and @Seylosian journalists was allowed to view both bridges separately, recording harrowing footage.
The Gallambrian journalist witnessed a pitched aerial battle, so far the only one of the conflict, over on the eastern SDC side of one of the bridges. The battle lasted just over an hour, with Anglian Air Forces quickly claiming victory. It's unknown how many casualties were suffered, but the this number is believed to be high for Social Democratic Forces.
SDC jet crashes to the ground.
On the opposite bridge, the Seylosian journalist witnessed an intense firefight between the Anglian Army and SDC Army forces defending their SDC side of the bridge. Before the end of the firefight however, the journalist was quickly escorted away from soldiers and taken back to Anglia.
Heavy fighting along the border bridges.
At this point where Anglian forces barrel towards Tarentum, neither government has officially responded to requests for comment. Through unofficial interviews the ENN has learned that the Social Democratic Confederation has already enacted contingency measures to ensure the continuity of government, with rumors that they may potentially be heading to Seylos, which has historically not had a pleasant relationship with its progenitor. Many news outlets remain confused as to why Anglian officials only allowed journalists from Anglian descendant countries into their warzone, especially given the animosity between nations such as Seylos and Anglia.
ENN will continue to update Europa on this intense developing story as more information comes in.