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Armenia shows disrespect for efforts of international mediators - Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry

01 November 2020 [10:53] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


After the meeting in Geneva, the Armenian side also fired at the units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and the settlements, said the head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva, Trend reports on Saturday.

Abdullayeva said that according to the latest information the Armenian Armed Forces are currently shelling the villages of the Agjabadi and Tartar regions of Azerbaijan, as well as the city of Tartar.

"As you can see, Armenia is showing disrespect not only for its obligations and promises, but also for the efforts and work of international mediators. Azerbaijan, in turn, is taking humanitarian steps unilaterally," Abdullayeva added.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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, 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, 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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