Baku, Azerbaijan, August 8
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
International community, first of all, the UN and the European Union (EU) should not tolerate continuous violation of international law in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno Karabakh region occupied by Armenia, Ivo Vajgl, Member of the European Parliament from Slovenia, told Trend August 8.
“Obviously, the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can not be solved by military means, but a diplomatic negligence and passivity does not lead to a mutually agreed peaceful solution, based upon the principles of international law,” Vajgl said, adding that as long as such solution is not found, murder of innocent civilians will continue.
Thirteen-year-old resident of Garalar village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district Ramin Yusifov was wounded as a result of Armenia's shelling of settlements on the line of contact of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, as well as along the border with Azerbaijan and deliberate shelling of civilians on August 7, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said in a message Aug. 8.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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