Baku opposes the statement of the Russian Defense Ministry

Official Baku opposes today’s statement by the Russian Defense Ministry, expressing “regret” that it is “one-sided” and “does not correspond to reality.”

In a statement issued today, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that Foreign Minister Zakir Hasanov had said in a telephone conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that “the locations and locations are being clarified” and then claimed that the Armenian side had made a “sabotage attempt” this morning. against the units of the Azerbaijani army.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry stressed that “Azerbaijani armed forces, violating the provisions of the tripartite statement, have entered the area of ‚Äč‚Äčresponsibility of the Russian peacekeeping mission and deployed a checkpoint.” “The Azerbaijani side has been called upon to withdraw its troops,” the Russian military said in a statement.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, meanwhile, insists that Baku adheres to the November 10, 2020 statement, according to the 4th point of which “the complete withdrawal of the remnants of the Armenian army from the Armenian armed forces has not yet taken place.” violates the provisions of the statement.

Baku claims that the statement of the Russian Defense Ministry contradicts the essence of bilateral relations, the provisions of the declaration on Allied cooperation signed between Russia and Azerbaijan on February 22 this year.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reiterates that there is no administrative unit called Nagorno Karabakh in the country, and calls on the Russian Ministry of Defense to “ensure the complete withdrawal of the remnants of the Armenian army from the territory of Azerbaijan, as well as not to use the term Nagorno Karabakh.”

On March 24, the Azerbaijani armed forces violated the line of contact in the direction of Parukh village in Artsakh. On the same day, the Artsakh Information Headquarters reported that the situation in the direction of Parukh-Khramort settlements in the Askeran region was under the control of the Russian peacekeeping troops. According to the Artsakh Defense Army, there are victims and wounded on both sides. The Azerbaijani side remains in the positions occupied on March 24, negotiations on their return to their starting positions continue, official Yerevan and Stepanakert expect that the Russian peacekeepers will take measures in that direction. The Artsakh Defense Army reported today that the situation in the area has worsened again, the Azeris are trying to ensure progress, and the Defense Army units are taking adequate actions.

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