The London Post highlights Azerbaijani Presidential Assistant’s statement condemning Armenia’s shelling of residential settlements of Azerbaijan

Baku, October 5, AZERTAC

The London Post has published an article highlighting Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev’s statement condemning Armenia’s firing on the residential settlements of Azerbaijan.

Hikmat Hajiyev warned the Armenian side that if attacks against Azerbaijan from the Armenian territory were not stopped, adequate measures would be taken against the legitimate military targets which carry out firing.

“The armed forces of Armenia continue to fire on residential settlements of Azerbaijan using heavy artillery and other large-caliber weapons.”

The Presidential Assistant noted that as a result of deliberate and targeted artillery shelling of settlements by the Armenian armed forces, 17 civilians including 2 children were killed, 51 people were injured. "Public and private properties are also damaged."

“Armenia, by its acts, shows that it is a country far from the civilized values which once again commits heinous attacks against civilians and children. Targeting or deliberately killing civilians during military operations is considered a war crime. Armenia and its political leadership bears responsibility for this,” he mentioned.

“In another act of aggression against our country, the territory of Azerbaijan has today come under rocket fire from the direction of Gorus region of Armenia. This is already the second attack against Azerbaijan from the territory of Armenia. The first attack was carried out from Vardenis region of Armenia. As a result of missile strike nearly 20 houses were damaged in the newly built IDP village in Jojug Marjanli,” Hikmat Hajiyev added.”

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