Armenian president distorts facts in interview to Russian RBC TV channel – MFA

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 4 November 2020 12:57 (UTC +04:00)
Armenian president distorts facts in interview to Russian RBC TV channel – MFA

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4


The Armenian president distorted the facts in an interview with the Russian RBC TV channel, Spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva wrote in Twitter, Trend reports on Nov. 4.

“He lied on history, demography, economic status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast,” the spokesperson said. “He said more than 1 million Armenians left Azerbaijan in the late 1980s. There were 390.505 Armenians according to the 1989 census.”

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

Back in July 2020, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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, 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.