Armenian Ministry of Defense Accuses Azerbaijan of ‘Political Blackmail’

Armenian Ministry of Defense building (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

Armenian Ministry of Defense building (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia)—In a statement released today, the Public Council of the Armenian Ministry of Defense accused Azerbaijan of “political blackmail” for its violations of the ceasefire agreement that has resulted in the deaths of civilians and Armenian servicemen in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The targeted attacks on the Armenian border villages and the NKR Army divisions stationed kilometers away from the military positions, which claimed the lives of civilians and servicemen come to prove that in the face of Azerbaijan the international community has to deal with a state that has adopted a terrorist way of action and is guided by irresponsible and unbridled impunity,” the Public Council of the Armenian Ministry of Defense said in a statement released today.

“Baku does not conceal, and even impertinently demonstrates its negligent attitude towards international opinion, legal and humanitarian norms and its own commitments. By inciting armed clashes and escalating tensions at the border, Azerbaijan is actually eliminating the ceasefire regime and replacing it with a regime of political blackmail, thus foiling the mediating efforts towards the settlement of the Karabakh conflict,” the Council said.

“Despite all this, the political self-determination of Artsakh is a full-fledged and irreversible fact,” the Council said, adding that Aliyev’s delirium of annexing it to Azerbaijan is merely a dream, and following it will be disastrous for Azerbaijan itself.

“We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and share their pain. We also express our support to the soldiers, officers and commanders of our Army, we are confident in the might of our Armed Forces,” the statement concludes.


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  1. Masis said:

    The Minsk group is pretty stupid to not know who initiates the conflict. Azertbaijan constantly makes threats while Armenia discusses peaceful solutions. Azertbaijan refuses the Minsk group to do any monitoring of the border while Armenia has always been open to the idea. During times of turmoil in Azertbaijan, no fighting occurs. During times of turmoil in Armenia, fighting occurs. Azertbaijan is the one who is most hostile and aggressive to Europe and mediators. I ask the Minsk group to use some logic in their judgment.

    • Raffi said:

      …. The Minsk group is pretty stupid… THEY ARE NOT STUPID; THEY ARE BIG TIME ”S.O.B”