Armenia continues ethnic cleansing policy against Azerbaijanis - President's assistant
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr.5
Armenia continues the policy of ethnic cleansing against the population of Azerbaijan, Assistant to the country’s President, Head of the Foreign Affairs Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said.
Hajiyev made the statement in connection with the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Trend reports on Apr.5.
According to him, mines planted by Armenian Armed Forces during the occupation of Azerbaijani territories (from 1992 through 2020) are a threat to the military and civilian population of Azerbaijan.
The president’s assistant stressed that Armenia purposefully laid mines.
"This is an example of Armenia's war crimes, contradicting its international obligations. The Armenian side doesn’t provide Azerbaijan with maps of minefields. The rights of the peaceful Azerbaijani population are grossly violated. This is also a continuation of the policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Azerbaijani population," added Hajiyev.
Azerbaijan liberated the territories from Armenian occupation as a result of 44-day war (from late Sept. through early Nov.2020).