BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 16
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Pattern:
Azerbaijan is a tolerant nation, right here all peoples reside in peace, Apostolic Prefect of the Roman Catholic Church in Azerbaijan, Bishop Vladimir Fekete stated, Pattern reviews on Oct. 16.
“The Armenians try to current the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh battle as an interreligious confrontation, however it is a battle for the fatherland, for the liberation of the occupied territories,” Fekete stated.
“Azerbaijani cities, civilians are being shelled by the Armenian armed forces, they’re killing ladies, youngsters, previous individuals residing removed from the zone of hostilities,” Bishop added. “The Catholic Church can’t be detached to this. We have been very unhappy when Armenia launched missile assaults on residential homes in Azerbaijan’s Ganja metropolis, on account of which civilians have been killed. We issued a press release condemning these actions. Azerbaijan is our Motherland and we would like the speedy restoration of justice and peace.”
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale army assault on positions of Azerbaijani military on the entrance line, utilizing large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive alongside the whole entrance. Because of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated numerous territories beforehand occupied by Armenia, in addition to take essential, strategic heights underneath management.
The preventing continued into October 2020, within the early days of which Armenia has launched missile assaults on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi in addition to Absheron district.
The battle between the 2 South Caucasus international locations started in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims in opposition to Azerbaijan. Because of the following warfare, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 % of Azerbaijan, together with the Nagorno-Karabakh area and 7 surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire settlement was adopted by peace negotiations. Armenia has not but carried out 4 UN Safety Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the encompassing districts.