Military provocations hinder Germany’s efforts to protect territorial integrity of Azerbaijan – MP

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Helmut Nowak, a member of the German Bundestag from the CDU/CSU coalition party, has issued a statement on the assaults by the military troops of Armenia against Azerbaijan's territories.

"The Federal Republic of Germany as current chair of the OSCE has announced, that it will engage more in the solution of "frozen conflicts"," Nowak said in his response to The European Azerbaijan Society's inquiry.

"Unilateral aggressions in this context seem to be problematic in many aspects, because they foil the goal of a general ceasefire," he said.

"Germany condemns every violation of international law that is in force," Nowak said. "The current military provocations unfortunately hinder the efforts of the Federal Republic to support peace in the region and to protect the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. In this case the military attacks to the civilian population are very grave."

Starting from April 27 evening until 04:00 (GMT + 4) April 28, the Armenian armed forces were firing at the Azerbaijani settlements and the Azerbaijani army positions in the Terter and Aghdam districts of Azerbaijan.

Two people were killed and many more wounded as a result of the Aghdam shelling. At least 84 houses in the district were heavily damaged, some of them completely destroyed.

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, in 1992 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.

Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Source: Trend