Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6
Azerbaijan has urged international organizations to stop Armenia’s inhumane activity, take the necessary measures for it to comply with the requirements of the Geneva Convention and return the body of the killed Azerbaijani serviceman, the country’s State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People said in a message Jan. 6.
The necessary work together with the relevant government agencies continues for returning the body of Azerbaijani Armed Forces soldier Chingiz Gurbanov, who was killed during the prevention of the Armenian sabotage Dec. 29, 2016.
A reconnaissance group of the Armenian Armed Forces tried to violate the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border on Dec. 29 morning. The Armenian group found itself in the ambush of the Azerbaijani army while violating the borders and suffered heavy losses.
Despite the fact that already a week has passed after these events, the corresponding Armenian structures prefer to remain silent on this matter, showing no reaction towards this humanitarian problem, Azerbaijan’s state commission noted.
This proves once again that Armenia, by acting based on public opinion inside the country, is trying to gain time in order to obtain political dividends, according to the commission.
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.