Defense Ministry: Azerbaijani armed forces have never fired on civilians and civilian facilities

Baku, February 12, AZERTAC

"The Azerbaijani armed forces, unlike Armenians, have never fired on civilians and civil facilities in compliance with the principles and norms of the international humanitarian law," Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has told AZERTAC in response to the Armenian side`s allegations that an Armenian civilian was shot down by a bullet fired from the Azerbaijani side.

"What is worth paying attention to in the Armenians` allegations is that the village they mention is very far from the contact line of troops," the Ministry said.

“Armenia is again trying to accuse the Azerbaijani armed forces of firing on civilians. This is nothing but an attempt to hide tense internal criminal situation in Armenia.”

"We firmly state that the Azerbaijani side has nothing to do with the dead of Akop Ambarsumyan,” the Ministry added.

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