BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 27. Armenia has ignored Azerbaijan's intentions to help, continuing to engage in political and military provocations over the past three years, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said, Trend reports.
“All the steps taken over these three years towards peace have been taken by Azerbaijan,” said Bayramov.
He noted that since the Armenian side ignored the appeals, Azerbaijan was forced to carry out anti-terrorist measures, and the Azerbaijani army neutralized the Armenian separatists in Karabakh without damaging any civilian objects. As a result of these measures, the separatist regime in Karabakh surrendered and accepted the legitimate demands of Azerbaijan.
In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement [signed by Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders following the 2020 second Karabakh war], to stop large-scale provocations in the Karabakh economic region, to disarm and withdraw formations of the Armenian armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan, to neutralize their military infrastructure, to ensure the safety of the peaceful population returning to the territories liberated from occupation, civil servants involved in construction and reconstruction works, and Azerbaijan's military personnel, as well as to restore the constitutional order of the Republic of Azerbaijan, anti-terrorist measures have been conducted in the region.
Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh, received through the Russian peacekeeping contingent [temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan under the trilateral statement], an agreement was reached on the suspension of anti-terrorist activities of local nature on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) under the following conditions:
The Armenian armed forces formations and Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region shall lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and fully disarm. The units of the armed forces of Armenia shall leave the territory of Azerbaijan, and the Armenian illegal armed formations shall be disbanded.