FM: Azerbaijan informed int'l organizations about another Armenian provocation

Politics Materials 28 September 2020 14:21 (UTC +04:00)
FM: Azerbaijan informed int'l organizations about another Armenian provocation

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28


The Armenian armed forces, by re-opening fire on the positions of Azerbaijani units, made another provocation at 06:00 (GMT+4) on September 27, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov told Trend.

“There are dead and wounded among the civilians. In response to this, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched a counter-offensive operation,” said Bayramov.

After these events, Azerbaijan’s president turned to the people, said the FM.

The Azerbaijani MFA informed the international community in this regard, Bayramov added.

The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 06:00 (GMT+4).

The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population.

Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari Abdulrahmanli villages of Fizuli district, Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages of Jabrayil district were liberated.

Moreover, the positions of the Armenian armed forces were destroyed in the direction of the Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.

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.