Defense Ministry: Withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from Azerbaijani territories is the only way to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Baku, March 2, AZERTAC

“The withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied Azerbaijani territories is the only way to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has told AZERTAC in response to Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan`s statement that his country wants only peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “Seyran Ohanyan, who committed crimes with extreme cruelty and torture against the Azerbaijani civilians, has made another ridiculous statement, which once again proved complete irresponsibility of the military and political leadership of Armenia, and hypocrisy of those who do not think of their nation's future." Ohanyan alleged that “the Azerbaijani side does not want to carry out a constructive work”, and accused the country of “committing provocations on the frontline and violating ceasefire”.

"The only solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the complete and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian troops from the occupied Azerbaijani territories. The issue must be solved either through Armenia's complying with the norms and principles of international law or the Azerbaijani armed forces` pushing the invaders out of the occupied lands to restore the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, " the Defense Ministry said.

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