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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commented on the statement of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, in his speech at the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, warned that Armenia is preparing for a new military provocation against Azerbaijan.
It should be noted that the provocations committed by the Armenian leadership both in words and in practice, including a visit to Shusha to participate in the “inauguration” of the self-proclaimed regime in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, a provocative statement made in the occupied Khankendi that “Karabakh – this is Armenia, “the occupation state’s advancement of the concept of” a new war for new territories “, the presentation of seven preliminary conditions in the negotiations to resolve the conflict, as well as attempts to change the format of the negotiations, dealt a blow to the conflict settlement process mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.
As part of the next military aggression against Azerbaijan, the armed forces of Armenia, in their usual manner, grossly violating the norms and principles of international law, in particular, international humanitarian law, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and additional protocols to them, purposefully fire at the Azerbaijani civilian population and infrastructure, and, thus, they commit various crimes against the civilian population.
As of October 1, 2020, 19 Azerbaijani civilians were killed, 55 were injured, more than 200 houses and civilian objects were destroyed.
There are numerous facts of the use of terrorist groups and mercenaries in the military operations of Armenia during the occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the adjacent territories of Azerbaijan. At present, continuing this policy within the framework of its new act of aggression against Azerbaijan, the Armenian leadership makes extensive use of extremist elements.
In its numerous statements, the OSCE Minsk Group has stressed the unacceptability of the status quo. However, acting in spite of this, Armenia seeks to strengthen this position based on occupation. It becomes obvious that Armenia is not interested in the settlement of the conflict through negotiations and is trying to annex the occupied territories.
Armenia still does not fulfill the requirements of numerous decisions of international organizations, first of all, resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council of 1993, regarding the withdrawal of the Armenian occupation troops from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan. On the contrary, acting in an atmosphere of impunity, Armenia is undertaking new acts of aggression against Azerbaijan.
The entire responsibility for the current situation in the region rests with the military-political leadership of Armenia, “the statement of the foreign ministry says.
via “Armenian Unified Infocenter” https://ift.tt/3l0Zfoh
October 2, 2020 at 06:19PM