In his letters, the head of state said that on September 27 Armenia launched another military provocation against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces fired from several directions on our settlements, as well as our military positions, using various types of weapons, including heavy artillery. As a result of this provocation, our servicemen and civilians were killed and wounded. The Azerbaijani Army has launched a counter-offensive operation.
President Ilham Aliyev noted that the Armenian attack was a planned military provocation. He said that the military provocations committed in July-August and the illegal settlement of foreign citizens in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan show that Armenia has not given up its aggressive policy and is preparing for a new war.
President Ilham Aliyev reiterated Azerbaijan's position that the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved within the framework of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity in accordance with the norms and principles of international law and the requirements of relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Touching upon the statement of the Turkish Council dated September 28, 2020, on the importance of resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as soon as possible on the basis of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev thanked President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov for this statement.