Ar­me­nian troops shell civil­ian agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery in Fuzuli re­gion

Azer News - - Karabakh Conflict - By Rashid Shiri­nov

Al­though the cease­fire agree­ment be­tween Armenia and Azerbaijan was signed back in 1994, the sit­u­a­tion re­mains tough on the front­line. The Ar­me­nian armed forces break the cease­fire every day and com­mit provo­ca­tions with the use of large cal­iber ma­chine guns, mor­tars and other weapons.

On May 29, an­other cease­fire break­ing from the Ar­me­nian side re­sulted in dam­ag­ing the agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery of an Azer­bai­jani civil­ian.

“In the morn­ing, the Ar­me­nian armed units lo­cated in the di­rec­tion of the oc­cu­pied Gor­gan vil­lage of Fuzuli re­gion sub­jected to fire a com­bine har­vester car­ry­ing out agri­cul­tural work in the sow­ing area,” the De­fense Min­istry of Azerbaijan re­ported, not­ing that al­though there are no vic­tims, the com­bine har­vester was dam­aged.

This is an­other proof of Armenia’s hos­tile at­ti­tude not only to the Azer­bai­jani Army, but also to or­di­nary pop­u­la­tion, un­armed civil­ians who are just en­gaged in their daily ac­tiv­i­ties. The Ar­me­nian troops of­ten at­tempt to shell the Azer­bai­jani set­tle­ments lo­cated in the front­line re­gions, thus try­ing to threaten the lives of peace­ful Azer­bai­ja­nis liv­ing there.

In gen­eral, the Ar­me­nian armed forces vi­o­lated cease­fire 84 times through­out the day, us­ing large-cal­iber ma­chine guns. The mil­i­tary units lo­cated on name­less hills in Armenia’s Noyem­beryan, Ije­van, Berd and Kras­noselsk re­gions sub­jected to fire the po­si­tions of the Azer­bai­jani Army lo­cated in Gay­magli vil­lage and on name­less hills in Gazakh re­gion, in Ag­dam vil­lage of Tovuz re­gion as well as in Goy­ali vil­lage and on name­less hills of Gad­abay re­gion.

More­over, the po­si­tions of the Azer­bai­jani Army were fired from the Ar­me­nian mil­i­tary units lo­cated near the oc­cu­pied Azer­bai­jani vil­lages of Tar­tar, Ag­dam, Kho­ja­vand, Fuzuli, Jabrayil and Go­ran­boy re­gions.

Azerbaijan has many times noted in the in­ter­na­tional arena the in­ad­mis­si­bil­ity of such a con­duct of the Ar­me­nian side, but the lead­er­ship of the ag­gres­sor coun­try con­tin­ues to pre­serve ten­sion in the re­gion by such provo­ca­tions. The main ob­jec­tive of the Ar­me­nian au­thor­i­ties is to main­tain the sta­tus quo in Nagorno-Karabakh in de­fi­ance of the four UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions on with­drawal of the Ar­me­nian armed forces from Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh and other oc­cu­pied re­gions.

There­fore, the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity must ex­ert pres­sure on Armenia to en­sure the ces­sa­tion of armed provo­ca­tions against Azerbaijan, the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions, and the be­gin­ning of sub­stan­tive ne­go­ti­a­tions with Azerbaijan on the set­tle­ment of the Nagorno Karabakh con­flict.

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