(MENAFN- AzerNews) “According to the information of the Azerbaijani Defense
Ministry, on March 25, Azerbaijani army units took appropriate
control measures in order to prevent the use for illegal activities
of unpaved roads north of the Lachin road, as well as a further
escalation of the situation and potential provocations by the
transportation of weapons and ammunition to the territories of
Azerbaijan by Armenia,” the press service of the Azerbaijani
Foreign Ministry reports.
“As it is known, in recent days, the transportation of military
personnel, weapons, and ammunition, landmines, as well as other
military equipment for Armenia's Armed Forces in the territory of
Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is
temporarily deployed, has intensified. In addition, in the last
days, the activation of illegal road construction works by
Armenians on the Khankandi-Khalfali-Turshsu road and
Khankendi-Kosalar-Mirzeler-Turshsu road that passes north of this
route was recorded by relevant means of surveillance.
Despite numerous appeals from the Azerbaijani side and
discussions held in this regard, no necessary measures have been
taken to prevent the transportation of weapons and other military
Moreover, the martyrdom and injury of Azerbaijani servicemen as
a result of provocations of Armenia on the
Khankendi-Khalfali-Turshsu road on March 5, as well as in the
direction of Zangilan district on March 20, demonstrated Armenia's
intention to deliberately aggravate the situation.
It should be noted that the aforementioned military provocations
by Armenia were also along with the aggressive rhetoric of the
Armenian leadership in recent days. In particular, the repeated
statements by the Armenian President, Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister against Azerbaijan's sovereignty and territorial integrity
are vivid examples that this country has not yet given up its
territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
These steps of Armenia have shown its intention to purposefully
disrupt the peace process, as well as its lack of interest in
ensuring peace and stability in the region, amid the recent revival
of international efforts for a peace agreement.
We call upon Armenia to refrain from provocative actions and
statements that aggravate the situation in the region, to interfere
in Azerbaijan's internal affairs, and to fulfill its obligations
instead of continuing to try to confuse the international
The recent provocations by Armenia demonstrate that in order to
prevent illegal activities in the sovereign territories of
Azerbaijan, it is necessary to establish a border control
checkpoint between Azerbaijan and Armenia at the endpoint of the
Lachin road,” the ministry said.
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