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Azerbaijani armed forces adequately respond to Armenian side’s provocations

19 October 2020 [18:21] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

The Armenian armed forces made a provocation just two minutes after the declaration of a humanitarian ceasefire regime, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department Hikmat Hajiyev told reporters, Trend reports on Oct. 19.

“The Azerbaijani armed forces responded adequately to these actions of the Armenian armed forces,” Hajiyev added. “As a result, a number of Azerbaijani villages were freed from occupation. The good news was announced by Azerbaijani supreme commander on his Twitter page.”

“Currently, the situation on the front line remains tense,” assistant to the president added. "The Azerbaijani armed forces adequately respond to the provocations of the Armenian side."

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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