Armenian Planning Sabotage in Azerbaijan to be Punished in Line with Legislation: Defense Ministry
Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 June / corr. Trend E. Babayev/ Armenians who attempted to commit sabotage in Azerbaijan will be punished in line with the legislation, Eldar Sabiroglu, the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan said in a press conference on 4 June.
Last month the Armenian citizens Vanik Emboyan, Artem Zoqrabyan, Karen Torosyan and Agasi Enokyan were detained in Nakhchivan by the Azerbaijani military men while crossing the border.
According to Sabiroglu, the detained Armenians were being trained in the special group of the Armenian armed forces. The investigation revealed that the Armenian citizens were planning to commit sabotage in Azerbaijan.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakh's seven surrounding regions. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful, but fruitless negotiations.
In 1992, 10 OSCE countries established Minsk Group for peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Since 1997, Minks Group includes co-chairmen from three countries - USA, Russia, and France.
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