Armenia commits war crime despite ceasefire - Ibrahim Kalin 

  17 October 2020    Read: 464
  Armenia commits war crime despite ceasefire - Ibrahim Kalin 

Armenia commited a war crime despite the ceasefire, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on his Twitter page commenting on the new missile attack on the city of Ganja, reports.

Kalin notes, this crime is no different from the war crime in Khojaly.

"Whatever it is, Turkey fully supports Azerbaijan in this matter," Kalin said.

As earlier reported, the Armed Forces of Armenia again made missile attack on Mingachevir and Ganja cities. As a result of the shelling of Ganja, 12 people were killed, more than 40 people were injured.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

Following almost two weeks of intensive military confrontations, Armenia and Azerbaijan, with Russia's mediation, have agreed on a temporary ceasefire for humanitarian purposes, for exchange of prisoners of war as well as bodies of the dead.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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