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Armenia's rocket fire on apartment building in Ganja is clear evidence of occupying country's policy of terrorism at state level

Baku, October 11, AZERTAC 

The occupying Armenian armed forces, in violation of the norms and principles of international law, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols, as well as the requirements of the humanitarian ceasefire agreed after its own persistent requests in Moscow, continues to deliberately target residential settlements in Azerbaijan with heavy artillery fire.

According to AZERTAC, as a result of the rocket fire of the Armenian armed forces on an apartment building in the central part of Ganja, the second largest city of the Republic of Azerbaijan located outside the frontline, ten people, including five women, were killed and 34 people, including 16 women, among them six minors, were injured. Also, more than 10 apartment buildings and over 100 different facilities were damaged. Rescue operations are currently under way to rescue civilians trapped under the rubble.

The shelling of civilians and cities by the Armenian armed forces after the humanitarian ceasefire agreement is another clear indication of the barbarism and hypocrisy of the Armenian military-political leadership's calls for a ceasefire. Armenia's deliberate firing on civilians, homes, civilian sites and medical personnel as part of its aggressive policy against Azerbaijan once again violates the fundamental norms of international law, including international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions, represents a flagrant violation of its obligations and shows that this country is far from ordinary humanism. Armenia's heavy artillery and rocket fire on civilians, apartment buildings and civilian sites is a clear confirmation of the occupying country's policy of terrorism at state level.

At the same time, the enemy is shamelessly trying to cover up its crimes in foreign media, including social networks, and is attempting to deny its illegal actions by circulating reports aimed at evading responsibility for committing them.

However, as always, the enemy's attempts to cover up its ugly deeds and terrorist crimes will not work. Photos and videos circulated by local and foreign media at the scene expose Armenian lies yet again.

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