Armenia commits crimes against civilians, says Azerbaijan's prosecutor general
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 11
By Jeyhun Alakbarov - Trend:
Azerbaijan has adopted a humanitarian ceasefire to show the international community that it doesn’t want a solution to the issue only by war, Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Kamran Aliyev told Trend.
“However, Armenia doesn’t want to take this chance,” Aliyev added.
“The co-chairing countries and those who support Armenia must condemn this act and impose sanctions against it. These provocation of Armenia is a crime,” said the prosecutor general.
On October 11, 2020 at about 2:00 (GMT+4) Armenian armed forces fired missiles at multi-apartment residential buildings in the central part of Ganja, the second largest city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, located outside the frontline zone.
The latest data said that as a result of the attack, 9 civilians, including 4 women, were killed, and 34 civilians were injured as a result of missiles fired by Armenian Armed Forces at apartment buildings in the central part of Ganja.
The Armenian Armed Forces flagrantly violating norms and principles of international law, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols to it, as well as the requirements of the humanitarian ceasefire declared on October 10th, 2020 at 12:00 (GMT+4), continue to deliberately target the civilian population of Azerbaijan, and intensively bombard densely populated settlements.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the 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. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights 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.