18 Apr
2024
ABCMEDIA
Armenian Foreign Ministry: All units of Azerbaijan’s armed forces must be withdrawn from the sovereign territory of Armenia

Armenian Foreign Ministry: All units of Azerbaijan’s armed forces must be withdrawn from the sovereign territory of Armenia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia made a statement
on the military actions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the direction of the
RA Gegharkunik Province. 

“The encroachments against the territorial integrity of
Armenia, combined with the statements and bellicose rhetoric regularly made by
the Azerbaijani side on various levels as well as channeled through various
state media, are the continuation of Baku’s aggressive policy aimed at settling
existing problems and imposing its own will through the use of force and the
threat of use of force,” reads the statement.

As noted in the statement, under the conditions of targeted
calls and growing pressure to lift the illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor,
Azerbaijan’s provocation is also aimed at diverting the attention of the
international community and avoiding the fulfillment of its obligations.

“We strongly condemn this kind of aggressive behavior of
Azerbaijan, which is accompanied by the factual siege of the people of
Nagorno-Karabakh through the 8-month-long illegal blockade of the Lachin
Corridor, and can seriously disrupt the efforts aimed at establishing stability
and lasting peace in the region. The Republic of Armenia reaffirms its
principled position that all units of Azerbaijan’s armed forces must be
withdrawn from the sovereign territory of Armenia.

We call on the international community and the actors
interested in real stability in the region to restrain Azerbaijan’s daily
increasing maximalist behavior through the existing mechanisms and active and
clear steps in order to prevent further escalation of the situation and to
bring Azerbaijan to a constructive track,” reads the statement.