Armenia FM briefs OSCE Minsk Group on Azeri provocations

Armenia FM briefs OSCE Minsk Group on Azeri provocations

Armenia FM briefs OSCE Minsk Group on Azeri provocations

"Military factors play a key role in shaping the political factors that must ultimately be agreed to resolve such a conflict and should always be taken into account by mediators", he said.

"As is usually the case in exchanges of fire along the line of contact, it is hard to determine who exactly provoked this latest shooting and who shot first", he said.

He made the remarks July 5 in Baku at a joint briefing of official representatives of the Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry and the Prosecutor General's Office of Azerbaijan, commenting on the latest developments on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.

The statement strongly condemns the attack to the Alkhanli village of Fizuli region of Azerbaijan by the armed forces of Armenia with mortars and heavy grenade launchers on July 4, around 20.40 hrs that claimed the lives of a 50 years old woman and her 2 years old grandchild.

As a result of this provocation, village residents Guliyeva Sahibe Idris gizi (1967) and Guliyeva Zakhra Elnur gizi (2015) died.

"As a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, established for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkey will continue to support the efforts to reach a just and lasting solution within the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan". As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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