Azerbaijani president instructs to assess damage caused to Azerbaijan by Armenia – aide to president

Politics Materials 30 October 2020 16:09 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani president instructs to assess damage caused to Azerbaijan by Armenia – aide to president

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 30


The damage caused to Azerbaijan by Armenia will be assessed upon the instructions of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Assistant to the Azerbaijani President, Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said.

Hajiyev made the remark at the briefing at the General Prosecutor's Office, Trend reports on Oct. 30.

“This process was carried out before, but then it was not carried out thoroughly,” Hajiyev added. "As far as the lands are liberated from occupation, the process will be conducted more precisely."

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. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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, the 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.