A current tried cross-border assault by Armenian troops on northwestern Azerbaijan focused joint power and transport initiatives performed by Baku and Ankara, an Azerbaijani lawmaker stated Friday.
Parliament member Ganira Pashayeva advised Anadolu Agency (AA) that the one highway connecting Azerbaijan with the West by way of Georgia handed by way of the nation’s Tovuz district, the place Armenian forces violated a cease-fire with Azerbaijan final Sunday, martyring 12 troopers, together with high-ranking officers, and one civilian, apart from wounding 4 different troops.
“If Armenia captures strategic factors, with just one foremost highway that connects Azerbaijan and Turkey, the 2 nations joint power and transportation strains could also be shot at any second by their armed forces. This is likely one of the goals of occupant Armenia in focusing on Tovuz,” Pashayeva stated.
Noting additionally that Armenia opened fireplace on civilian settlements, she stated Yerevan sought to sow panic within the area.
“But, the folks didn’t depart their properties. Their assault on civilians will price Armenia dearly.”
Despite worldwide requires restraint, Armenian troops additionally opened fireplace on residential areas within the villages of Agdam and Dondar Kuscu. A 76-year-old Azerbaijani man misplaced his life within the assaults by Armenia, which Baku has accused of hiding losses.
Pashayeva underlined that Baku expects a “harsh response” from the world and worldwide organizations on Armenia’s assaults.
“An worldwide group that has not reacted to this challenge may have revealed its true face. International human rights organizations ought to discover the rights of those folks,” she stated.
Pashayeva harassed that human rights teams that had advocated assaults by terrorists and coup plotters in Turkey within the defeated July 15, 2016 coup try additionally don’t reply to the assaults on civilians in Azerbaijan.
The defeated coup try in Turkey left 251 folks martyred and almost 2,200 injured. Ankara accuses the Gülenist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) of being behind a long-running marketing campaign to overthrow the reliable state equipment by way of infiltrations into Turkish establishments, significantly the army, police and judiciary.
Pashayeva additionally highlighted that the state of affairs within the area was below the management of the Azerbaijani military.
Last Sunday, the Armenian military tried to assault Azerbaijani positions with artillery fireplace towards the northwestern Tovuz border district, withdrawing after struggling losses following retaliation from the Azerbaijani army.
Azerbaijan has blamed Armenia for the “provocative” actions, with Turkey throwing its weight behind Baku and warning Yerevan that it might not hesitate to face towards any type of assault on its japanese neighbor.
The Armenian army had since 1991 illegally occupied the Nagorno-Karabakh area, an internationally acknowledged territory of Azerbaijan.
Four U.N. Security Council and two U.N. General Assembly resolutions, in addition to selections by many worldwide organizations, consult with this truth and demand the withdrawal of the occupational Armenian forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 different occupied areas of Azerbaijan.