Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Armenia's shelling of Euronews employees - flagrant violation of international law
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry commented on the shelling of the Euronews film crew by the Armenian Armed Forces.
"The international humanitarian rules prohibit attacks on journalists," the statement posted on the Foreign Ministry's Twitter page said.
"This video footage, demonstrating the shelling of the Euronews film crew by Armenia, once again shows true face of Armenia, constantly shelling civilians and journalists. Armenia, in flagrant violation of its obligations upon international law, is attacking journalists!" the statement said.
The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 05:00 (Msk). The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. To date, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts, including the cities of Jabrayil and Fizuli, the city of Zangilan and part of Zangilan district, part of the Gubaldi region, the city of Gubadli, the city of Hadrut and a number of villages in the Khojavend region, the villages of Sugovushan and Talish in the Terter region, as well as the strategically important Murovdag mountain were liberated.