FM: Russia condemns violent actions on frontline of Armenian-Azerbaijani armed forces
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 18 /Trend /
Russia condemns any violent action on the frontline of the Armenian-Azerbaijani troops, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov today in Moscow, the Russia 24 television channel reported.
A terrible accident occurred in the Alibayli village of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district, bordering Armenia. An explosive killed a 13-year-old girl, Aygun Shahmaliyeva, and heavily wounded her 32-year-old mother Elnara Shahmaliyeva in the hip.
A toy dog was loaded with an explosive device and dropped by what was believed to be the Armenian side into the Tovuz River flowing through the Alibeyli village.
Elsevar Jafarov and Aygun Shahmaliyeva, who were playing near the river, brought the toy to the home of Hasan Jafarov. When Aygun Shahmaliyeva placed the toy on the table, the device inside detonated.
The Shahmaliyev family and relatives live in Russia, St. Petersburg. They came to visit their relatives in the Alibayli village.
The Tovuz prosecutor's office is investigating the incident for more information.
"Any such action requires a thorough investigation. A court must decide whether the Azerbaijani girl's death is murder or act of terrorism," Lavrov said.
He said the Azerbaijani authorities have filed a criminal case under the Article "Murder", but the court's decision is required to qualify this action as a murder, as an act of terrorism.
"We are interested in being informed about the investigation: reportedly, they are residents of St. Petersburg - the girl and her mother. Our authorities will rely on cooperation with the relevant Azerbaijani authorities," Lavrov added.
Lavrov called on the parties to take additional measures to avoid similar incidents in the future.