Entertainment War in Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan claims to act in accordance with international law

23:40  06 october  2020
23:40  06 october  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

Karabakh: the fighting left at least 39 dead in 24 hours

 Karabakh: the fighting left at least 39 dead in 24 hours © Supplied by Le Point Karabakh, conflict, war The fights in the region of Nagorno Karabakh killed at least 15 more, on the side of the separatists , supported by Armenia , according to a latest report published Monday, September 28. Thus, at least 39 people died in the fighting between this region which wishes to break away from Azerbaijan . In detail, 32 are soldiers killed since Sunday morning, reports the Ministry of Defense separatists.

Nagorno - Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan , but its population is majority Armenian. Until recently, negotiations mediated by international powers had failed to deliver a peace agreement. Armenia is majority Christian while Azerbaijan is majority Muslim.

customary international law ".[141] Azerbaijan 's Ministry of Defence denied these reports, as bodies of the Armenian In April 2016 the European Ombudsman Institute issued a statement that condemns any violation of human rights regarding civilians and attacks on civilian objects in Nagorno - Karabakh .

Un débris d'artillerie dans la ville de Martouni. © Adrien Vautier Artillery debris in the town of Martouni. Baku, whose territory has suffered strikes, has never recognized the secession of its former province populated mainly by Armenians, and emphasizes respect for territorial integrity.

Ilham Aliyev is adamant. After eleven days of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani president did not vary his speech an inch. He, like his people, wants a ceasefire to be achieved "as soon as possible", but it must meet specific conditions.

Azerbaijan will only cease the fight if the Armenian soldiers agree to evacuate the secessionist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, and if Armenia apologizes to Azerbaijan for an "occupation" which has lasted since the early 1990s. In the long term, Baku also hopes for the return of the hundreds of thousands of people displaced from the 1991-1994 war.

Deadly fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, the EU calls for calm

 Deadly fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, the EU calls for calm © Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan / Handout via REUTERS Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, September 28, 2020. The Fighting continues in Nagorno-Karabakh, and the tone continues to rise between Azerbaijan and Armenia. There is great concern that the two countries could slide into a deadly war over this mountainous territory, disputed since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Azerbaijan 's claim to have "liberated" territory controlled by Armenians has been denied by the Armenian Armenia's defence ministry said an attack on civilian settlements in Nagorno - Karabakh Martial law is an emergency measure under which the military takes over the authority and functions

Four UN Security Council Resolutions have been passed during the Nagorno - Karabakh conflict. These resolutions have not invoked Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. 2020 Nagorno - Karabakh war. Anti-Armenian sentiment. Anti- Azerbaijani sentiment. Madrid Principles. First Nagorno - Karabakh War.

"We do not covet the land of another country, but what belongs to us must come back to us," Ilham Aliyev told Turkish channel TRT yesterday. Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous region of 11,000 km² populated mainly by Armenians, was attached to the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan until it unilaterally proclaimed its independence in 1991.

After three years of war, and thanks to the Massive support of Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh emerged de facto from Baku's tutelage with the 1994 cease-fire. The secessionist enclave also constituted itself a zone of protection, by taking control of seven surrounding plain districts populated by Azeris.

International law

Azerbaijan has never recognized this situation, which deprives the country of 20% of its territory. "Armenia is violating international law and Azerbaijani territorial integrity," Rahman Mustafayev, Azerbaijani Ambassador to France, said at a press conference today. We are engaged in a patriotic war. The situation in Azerbaijan today is that of France in 1944, when it rose up with General de Gaulle to oust the Nazis. International law is in our favor, we are just implementing UN resolutions. "

Nagorno-Karabakh: Erdogan flies alongside his Azerbaijani "brother"

 Nagorno-Karabakh: Erdogan flies alongside his Azerbaijani © MURAD SEZER Protesters carrying a banner reading "Karabakh is Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is Turkey ”on Tuesday in Istanbul. By condemning the Armenian authorities with whom he is cold, the Turkish president intends to position himself against the Minsk group supposed to facilitate the resolution of the conflict and to project itself into the military field.

(Redirected from September 2020 Nagorno - Karabakh clashes). The 2020 Nagorno - Karabakh war, code-named Operation Iron Fist ( Azerbaijani : Dəmir Yumruq əməliyyatı) by Azerbaijan , was an armed conflict between Azerbaijan , supported by Turkey

Nagorno - Karabakh provides crucial transit routes for gas and oil to international market. Armenia declared martial law and ordered the total mobilisation of its military on Sunday after claiming to have Azerbaijan ’s army said it had taken control of several villages in Nagorno - Karabakh as of

The United Nations General Assembly voted in 2008 a resolution demanding "the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan". Moreover, no state recognizes the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, not even Armenia, which treats the enclave as an extension of its territory.

For Baku, the bombings which have fallen in recent days on several Azerbaijani cities are another violation of international law. “The Armenian troops are constantly retreating in front of our soldiers, the bombardments of civilians are their only weapon. We see it as a sign of weakness ”, assures Rahman Mustafayev, who is very pedagogue.

Long wand in hand, he points to a map of the region the places where attacks have been recorded. The bombardments on Stepanakert and the other localities of Nagorno-Karabakh are not mentioned, nor the use of cluster munitions, although confirmed by Amnesty International.

Yerevan reports attack by Azerbaijan on the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh

 Yerevan reports attack by Azerbaijan on the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh According to Armenian information, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh was attacked by the armed forces of Azerbaijan on Friday. Several people were injured in the attacks on Stepanakert, a representative of the Ministry of Defense in Yerevan said on his Facebook page. "There are many civilians injured and civil infrastructure has been damaged," wrote Arzrun Owanissjan. He did not say which weapons were used in the attacks.

Nagorno - Karabakh is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan , but is governed by ethnic Armenians backed by the Armenian government. A war between the two countries over the region ended in 1994 with a truce but no peace deal.

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia have signed an agreement to end military conflict over the disputed enclave of Nagorno - Karabakh . A Russian-brokered truce was signed at the end of the war in the early 1990s but there was no peace deal. Although both sides took steps to reduce tensions last year


While international calls for a ceasefire have gone unanswered, Baku is increasingly skeptical of the Minsk group (France, United States, Russia), responsible for mediation between Azerbaijan and Armenia. "The real objective of the Minsk group is not to find a solution but to manage the conflict, to ensure that it does not heat up", estimates Rahman Mustafayev, who points the finger at the French position, far too favorable to Armenia in his eyes.

During a visit this afternoon to Baku, the Turkish foreign minister went one step further, criticizing the ceasefire demands from the Minsk group. "There is nothing new [in this call], they continue to put the oppressor and the oppressed on an equal footing," said Mevlut Cavusoglu, who urged "the world [to] support those which are in their right, namely Azerbaijan ”.

At the end of the day, Russia also raised its tone in response. "The situation is still deteriorating, people are still dying, it is totally unacceptable," said Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, repeating that "the parties have an obligation to cease fire and sit down. at the negotiating table ”.

Trudeau talks Nagorno-Karabakh war with Armenian, Turkish leaders, calls for dialogue .
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he spoke with his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan this morning to express Canada's concerns about the war in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces that has raged on for weeks. Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said he told Pashinyan that "Canada will continue to work extremely hard with our allies to put an end to the violence. "I encourage all sides to engage in dialogue to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

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