Global organizations should intervene to stop Armenia's aggressive behavior - expert
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 15
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Global organizations should intervene to stop the aggressive behavior of the Armenian armed forces, Correspondent of Pakistan’s Morning Mail news agency Shamim Mehmood told Trend.
Starting from the afternoon on July 12, units of the Armenian armed forces, grossly violating the ceasefire in the direction of the Tovuz region of the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, shelled Azerbaijani positions using artillery mounts.
“We as Pakistani have always backed Azerbaijan’s fair position on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We believe that this long standing conflict should be resolved through dialogue but this negotiation process can only succeed if the cross border violations are stopped first,” Mehmood said.
Talking recent ceasefire violation, Mehmood emphasized that no doubt Pakistan is with Azerbaijan.
“We have strong brotherly relations since independence of Azerbaijan and we stand firmly with Azerbaijan. And Pakistan has refused to not only establish diplomatic relations with Armenia but also take principled stand on Nagorno-Karabakh issue. The Armenian forces should leave the Azerbaijani land and withdraw forces from that zone,” he said.
He also called on the world organizations to take action.
“It is important that the United Nations and other world organizations intervene to stop the aggressive behavior of the Armenian forces. This type of aggression not only violates the reached resolutions but also creates disappointment. We believe that this could be solved on negotiations table not on the field,” he said.
Starting from July 12 afternoon, while grossly violating the ceasefire regime in Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district on the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border, the Armenian armed forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions by using artillery.
As a result of the appropriate measures, the Armenian forces were forced to retreat, suffering losses.
Azerbaijan lost sergeant Vugar Sadigov and corporal Elshad Mammadov, who died repelling the attack. Another serviceman of Azerbaijan's army Khayyam Dashdemirov died from wounds, despite the doctors' efforts.
The tensions continued on the border, July 12 night. During the night battles, by using artillery, mortars and tanks, the Azerbaijani armed forces destroyed a stronghold, vehicles, as well as killed Armenian servicemen on the territory of the Armenia’s military unit.
Azerbaijani senior lieutenant Rashad Mahmudov was killed during the battles.
The battles continued on the night of July 13. Major General Polad Hashimov, Colonel Ilgar Mirzoyev, Major Namig Ahmadov, Major Anar Novruzov, Ensign Ilgar Zeynalli, Ensign Yashar Babayev and soldier Elchin Mustafazade became martyrs during the battles.