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Khankandi city belongs to jurisdiction of Karabakh Regional Justice Department - ministry

03 December 2020 [13:43] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

The Azerbaijani city of Khankandi belongs to the jurisdiction of the Karabakh Regional Justice Department, Trend reports citing Azerbaijan's Ministry of Justice.

The jurisdiction of the Karabakh Regional Justice Department includes the city of Khankandi, Shusha, Zangilan, Khojavand, Khojaly, Gubadly, Lachin, Aghdam, Jabrayil, Fuzuli, and Kalbajar districts.

According to the ministry, work has begun on staffing the Karabakh Regional Justice Department.

“Currently, justice officials from these districts, as well as from Baku and other districts, express a desire to continue their activities there," a statement of the ministry said.

The Ministry of Justice stated that will try to complete the recruitment of management personnel as soon as possible.

Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.

A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.

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.

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.


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