Armenia absolutely illegally settles civilians in Kalbajar district
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15
Armenia absolutely illegally settled civilians in Kalbajar district, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said at the briefing, Trend reports on Nov. 15.
"Before the phase of aggravation of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Azerbaijani side always, referring to the documents of international law, stated that settlement in the occupied Azerbaijani territories is illegal and has no legal force," Hajiyev said. "Therefore, all results of illegal settlement in Kalbajar district must be canceled."
Hajiyev added that the Armenians leaving the Azerbaijani territories are setting fire to civilian facilities, carrying out new acts of vandalism, causing big damage to the environment.
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 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 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, 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.