Responsibility for tension on front line falls on Armenia

Responsibility for the tension on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops lies with Armenia - Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry


All responsibility for the tension that persists contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, falls squarely on Armenia. This was on Saturday said in a statement the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan over the past provocations of Armenian Armed Forces on the frontline and the ensuing claims defamation and threats.

In recent days, a result of numerous provocative actions of the Armenian side and intensive ceasefire violations Armenian armed forces was killed by sniper shot Captain Sun Elnur Safarov, one civilian injured, school building was shelled during the sessions, and were fired on houses and private households the civilian population living in the areas near the frontline, said in a statement.

According to the statement, continuing provocative actions, voicing statements, full of threats and deliberately exacerbating the situation, Armenia, speaking of "confidence-building measures" and "world" seeks only to deceive and distract the attention of the international community and the Armenian community on the events occurring on the line perechecheniya troops, and the true meaning of the events.

All responsibility for the events on the frontline falls on Armenia occupied Azerbaijani territories and conducting a policy of aggression against the country. Despite the UN Security Council resolutions, the UN Charter and the norms and principles of international law, the Armenian armed forces, continuing the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, are a major source of tension, as well as the main obstacle to a peaceful settlement of the conflict and restore peace in the region, said in a statement.

Azerbaijan's position on the conflict settlement known. It is based on the norms and principles of international law and UN Security Council resolutions. To resolve the conflict in the first place, the Armenian armed forces must withdraw from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. This is the shortest and most effective way to resolve the conflict, said in a statement.

And last night on the eve of the Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire in different directions in general, 201 times, said on Saturday in a statement to the press service of Ministry of Defence.

As reported previously the Ministry of Defence, in the previous days, the Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire in general about 380 times.

OSCE Minsk Group expressed deep concern over the continuing violence in the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.

This is stated in the statement of the organization on the basis of the Paris meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.

Co-Chairs stressed that the recent incidents undermine negotiations and reduce the prospects for peace.

In addition, the deputy head of the press service of the U.S. State Department Marie Harf said at a press briefing yesterday that the use of force will not resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

"We have seen reports and deplore the loss of life anywhere, including here. Our position remains the same - the use of force will not resolve this conflict. We urge all parties to refrain from the use or threat of force," - said Harf.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts - 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory - are under occupation of Armenian armed forces.

In May 1994, the parties reached a ceasefire, and still under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group and chaired by Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding the peace negotiations.

UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions have not yet been carried out by Armenia.


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