Azerbaijani foreign ministry condemns Armenia’s provocation (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 29
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry strongly condemns another provocation, committed on December 29 morning by a reconnaissance group of the Armenian armed forces on the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border and deliberate actions aimed at escalating the situation, the ministry said in a message Dec. 29.
According to the message, Armenia is trying to disrupt the negotiations by taking various provocative actions.
Armenia continues the aggression against Azerbaijan, strengthens its presence in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, maintains the status quo by trying to involve a third party in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict instead of taking concrete actions to resolve the conflict, the ministry said.
"Azerbaijan has repeatedly stated that the continuation of Armenia’s aggression and the presence of Armenian troops in the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan is a major threat to peace and security in the region, as well as the main cause of ceasefire violation and incidents,” the message said.
“The April events which occurred as a result of Armenia’s provocation and incitement testify to it," the ministry said.