Armenia's atrocities revealed in liberated Azerbaijani territories
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
By Samir Ali – Trend:
The atrocities of Armenians were revealed in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Organization for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Occupied Azerbaijani Territories Public Union Faig Ismayilov said.
Ismayilov made the remark at the press-conference, Trend reports on Nov. 11.
“The Armenians desecrated, demolished, destroyed the monuments in the territories that were under occupation,” the chairman added.
"Armenia committed war crimes in the occupied Azerbaijani territories,” the chairman said. “The Armenians carried out illegal activity, destroying various cultural monuments. The attempts were made to rename the occupied territories and change them in the Armenian style.
“Numerous churches were built in these places and hundreds of Armenian crosses were erected,” Ismayilov said. “In memory of notorious Armenian terrorists, monuments were erected. The Armenians tried to erase all traces of Azerbaijan from these territories."
Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.
A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.
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.
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.