BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.30
Chairperson of Azerbaijani Parliament Sahiba Gafarova held a phone conversation with her Kazakh counterpart Nurlan Nigmatulin, Trend reports citing the parliament.
During the conversation, the sides discussed the latest military provocations committed by Armenia on the front line.
Gafarova noted that the shelling of civilians and objects of densely populated front-line territories by the Armenian armed forces is a deliberate provocation.
As she reminded, Azerbaijan has repeatedly warned the world community that Armenia is preparing for a new act of aggression and war:
“Responsibility for the further development of events in connection with the military provocation of Armenia lies with its military-political leadership which has resorted to the new military escapade and provocation during the period when the general debates of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly are being held, amid the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said. “By these actions, the Armenian leadership once again demonstrates disrespect for international law, the UN Charter, and the international community."
The speakers also expressed satisfaction with the general level of strategic partnership relations between the two countries.
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.