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SOS Children’s Villages International to do everything to support children during Karabakh conflict

30 October 2020 [18:10] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

SOS Children’s Villages International has put out a humanitarian appeal to support the children and families in its care and programs in Azerbaijan, SOS Children’s Villages International told Trend.

“We will do everything to provide what children and families need in these difficult times,” said SOS Children’s Villages International.

SOS Children’s Villages International said that all colleagues at SOS Children´s Villages International are deeply saddened and worried by the latest escalation in this conflict.

“It is our fervent hope that this conflict will end soon and normalcy is restored,” they added.

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. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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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