STEPANAKERT(Armenpress) — According to Karabakh President Spokesperson David Babayan, the ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan and its measures to escalate the situation on the front-lines don’t follow any specific strategy, but do contribute to the effort of the Azberbaijani authorities to divert attention of its own people.
“Due to serious economic problems, domestic clashes occurred in Azerbaijan. That demonstrates that the economic growth recorded in the recent years was just a ‘balloon.’ By escalating the situation on the borders Azerbaijan proves that it is a conventional terrorist state with un-constructive stance. In addition, the adversary tries to calm down its rage resulted by the defeats on international arenas, including the PACE, when the report of British Robert Walter titled ‘Escalation of violence in Nagorno Karabakh and the other occupied territories of Azerbaijan’ was rejected,” Babayan said, reminding that US state of Georgia recognized the Nagorno Karabakh Republic with the 1580 resolution.
Referring to the possible visit of the OSCE Mink Group Co-chairs to the region, Babayan stated that there is no such visit scheduled for the near future.
Over the weekend, the Azerbaijani armed forces fired more than 1,200 shots from different caliber weapons at the Armenian positions over the weekend. In addition, the adversary fired two mortar projectiles (60mm) in the southern direction of the contact line.
The Defense Army troops mostly refrained from responsive action and confidently continued carrying out their military duty.