Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Armenia must withdraw its troops from occupied territories

 Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Armenia must withdraw its troops from occupied territories

Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Hikmat Hajiyev called on the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to demand from Armenia to withdraw its troops from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry commented the situation on the frontline, saying that on July 4, as the result of targeted and deliberate attacking of civilians and civilian objects of the Alkhanli village of Fizuli region of Azerbaijan by armed forces of Armenia with 82 and 120 mm mortars and heavy grenade launchers, Sahiba Guliyeva (born in 1967) and her 2 years old granddaughter Zahra Guliyeva were killed. Another civilian Sarvinaz Guliyeva (born in 1965) was wounded.

"Azerbaijan has repeatedly brought to the attention of the international community that the primary reason of the tension and incidents in the frontline and major impediment to the resolution of the conflict is the unlawful presence of the armed forces of Armenia in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs must demand from Armenia to withdraw its troops from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in accordance with the norms and principles of international law and relevant decisions and resolutions of the international organizations and change the status quo of occupation," Hikmat Hajiyev said.

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's spokesman noted that the responsibility for the current situation completely falls on the political-military leadership of Armenia.

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