Azerbaijan has demanded that Armenian armed groups in Nagorno-Karabakh, which it has described as “illegal”, surrender or it will continue the “anti-terrorist operation to the end”
Death toll rises from Azerbaijan’s military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh as 25 people were killed and dozens injured, according to the latest tally announced by a separatist human rights official in the region, Gegam Stepanian
He said in a post on Platform X that six communities were evacuated. “Civilians of six communities in Artsakh (as separatists call Nagorno-Karabakh) were displaced” due to military operations, he wrote in his post.
Earlier, Azerbaijan asked the Armenian armed groups in Nagorno-Karabakh, which he described as “illegal”, to be handed overotherwise he will continue the “anti-terrorist operation until the end,” the state news agency reported, citing the presidency’s administration.
At the same time, the administration of the presidency stated that Azerbaijan is ready to meet with representatives of ethnic Armenians in Yevlakh if they fulfill “a series of conditions”.
“However, in order to stop the anti-terrorist operation, the illegal Armenian military formations must raise the white flag, surrender all weapons and disband the illegal regime,” the presidential administration says, adding that “otherwise, the anti-terrorist operation will continue to the end”.
The same time, German Foreign Minister Analena Berbock said today that he will hold talks, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, on Azerbaijan’s decision to launch military operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Earlier, from New York where she is, Burbok said Azerbaijan had not kept its promise not to resort to military measures and urged Baku to stop the bombing and return to the negotiating table.
Azerbaijan launched this operation, an action that could be the harbinger of another war in the Caucasus region, arguing that it is necessary to restore constitutional order and expel Armenian military groups.
“Baku’s promise to refrain from military action was not kept. “Azerbaijan must immediately stop the bombing and return to negotiations,” Burbok said.
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