Armenia Attempt to Draw World Attention away from Anti Human Measures – Vice-Speaker
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 March / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / Bahar Muradova, Vice Speaker, believes that the intensification of situation, related to the current violation of the ceasefire regime by Armenian Armed Forces on 4 and 5 March, is an obvious attempt of Armenians to draw the world attention away from the critical situation prevailing in the country, Muradova said to Trend .
"Armenian ruling officials undertook anti human measures against their own population. Therefore, Armenian Armed Forces attempted to draw world attention away from these measures and violated the ceasefire regime with Azerbaijan," Muradova stated.
The Vice-Speaker noted that the Foreign Policy department of Azerbaijan informed international organizations and Minsk Group co-chairs about the latest violations.
Azerbaijani parliament will express its relation towards the measures of Armenians to intensify the situation.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988, due to the Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, the Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven neighbouring districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement which ended the active hostilities. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding the peaceful negotiations.