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Hikmat Hajiyev: Armenia continues to commit war crimes against Azerbaijani people in gross violation of all conventions and laws

Baku, October 19, AZERTAC

“Armenia continues to commit war crimes against Azerbaijani people in a gross violation of all conventions and laws,” Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev has told a briefing held at ADA University in Baku.

“Azerbaijan, unlike Armenia, does not target the civilian population, but only military targets. Although Azerbaijan adheres to the humanitarian truce, it is forced to respond to the Armenian provocations which are a gross violation of all conventions and laws. Because all conventions and laws provide the importance of not firing on civilians and infrastructure. However, we see that Armenia continues to commit war crimes against the Azerbaijani people in a gross violation of all these conventions and laws,” the Presidential Assistant said.

“Armenia is still targeting the civilian population of Azerbaijan. Even Armenia is trying to expand the scope of the conflict by firing on Azerbaijani civilians from its territory. We stated yesterday that we were ready to return the bodies of Armenians killed in the war, but in response, the Armenian side continued its provocations and fired on our civilians again,” he added.

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