BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 25. Numerous weapons and ammunition were discovered concealed within the basement of a marble factory in Azerbaijan's Karabakh, the Defense Ministry told Trend.
“This civilian facility, which carried out illegal activities, was used for military purposes for a long time," the ministry said.
"Small arms of various calibers, grenade launchers, bayonet knives, guided missiles of the Fagot anti-tank missile system, and other military equipment were discovered and seized there,” the ministry added.
In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement [signed by Azerbaijani, Armenian, and Russian leaders following the 2020 second Karabakh war], suppression of large-scale provocations in Azerbaijan's Karabakh economic region, disarmament, and withdrawal of Armenian armed forces formations from the territories of Azerbaijan, localized anti-terrorist activities were carried out in the region.
Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian population of Karabakh through the Russian peacekeeping contingent [temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan under the trilateral statement], an agreement was reached on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) to cease anti-terrorist activities of a local nature under the following conditions: the formations of the armed forces of Armenia, Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and completely disarm; the formations of the armed forces of Armenia leave the territory of Azerbaijan; Armenian illegal armed groups are dissolved.