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Hikmat Hajiyev: Armenia bears responsibility for violation of new humanitarian ceasefire

Baku, October 26, AZERTAC

“The Armenian armed forces shelled positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces using artillery in the direction of Lachin district immediately after Armenian PM’s statement on Armenia’s complying humanitarian ceasefire regime at about 8:00 a.m. The civilian population of Tartar district and surrounding villages have been subjected to fire. Our positions in Gadabay, Tovuz and Dashkasan districts have been subjected fire from Berd, Chambarak and Vardenis districts of Armenia,” said Assistant to the Azerbaijani President, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev.

“Armenia launched ballistic missile attacks on civilians of the city of Ganja after the Moscow statement on October 10. The humanitarian ceasefire regime, agreed with the mediation of France on October 18, was also grossly violated by the Armenian side. All of these shows once again that Armenia supports humanitarian ceasefire in words, but in action hides behind the humanitarian ceasefire in order to fire on the armed forces and civilians of Azerbaijan, consolidate its forces, and capture new positions. The main goal of Armenia is to preserve and strengthen the status-quo based on the occupation,” the presidential assistant said.

“The Azerbaijani side demonstrates patience. The information on violation of the humanitarian ceasefire is collected and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries are informed relevantly. Armenia bears responsibility for the violation of the new humanitarian ceasefire,” he added.

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