Azerbaijan to create single database on costs needed to restore Armenia-ravaged lands
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan will take measures to provide the international community, including international organizations, with data on the assessment and elimination of damage caused to the civilian population, state property, including infrastructure facilities, as well as business entities as a result of the aggression of the Armenian Armed Forces on the territory Azerbaijan starting September 27, 2020, Trend reports.
The State Commission, together with the relevant state bodies (structures), will ensure the creation of a unified database on the damage stipulated by this order and its elimination, including the costs of the full restoration of damaged objects and carrying out repair and construction work, as well as the constant updating of this information.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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, 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, 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.