Armenians asking for more time to move out from Kalbajar, says Hikmet Hajiyev

  15 November 2020    Read: 553
 Armenians asking for more time to move out from Kalbajar, says Hikmet Hajiyev

Armenia asked for more time until November 25 to evict Armenians from the occupied Kalbajar region of Azerbaijan, said Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmet Hajiyev at the briefing. 

"Azerbaijan extended the time limit for the eviction of Armenians in Kalbajar region until November 25 in accordance with the principle of humanism", Hajiyev said. 

Note, in accordance with the declaration among Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia, the Armenians had to leave the territory and return Kalbajar district to Azerbaijan on November 15.

Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM and the president of Russia.

A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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.

Back in July 2020, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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, 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.

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