ArmInfo. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan touched upon large-scale exercises conducted by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and stressed their unacceptability.
In this regard, the Armenian Foreign Minister said in particular: "We constantly emphasize the important fact that if we seriously move towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict exclusively through negotiations and exclusively within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, from the practical point of view these factors are realistic only if we are working towards the formation of an atmosphere conducive to peace, whereas what is happening in this period does not in any way contribute to the formation of such an environment, both in terms of rhetoric, and much less in terms of action. "
At the same time, the Armenian Foreign Minister stressed that it is unacceptable and dishonorable when signs of tension are recorded, as well as actions against civilians. "This is naturally unacceptable, we clearly stressed that both Armenia and Artsakh are able to defend themselves, but this is not our goal, we must avoid crisis and situations that can lead this region to disaster." no one will win or lose from this. It must be clearly realized. This is unacceptable, condemnable and causes serious damage to the peace process, "Mnatsakanyan stressed.
Touching upon the upcoming meeting with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, the Armenian Minister once again stressed that the date and place will be announced after the agreement in accordance with the rules for publishing information of this nature will be reached. At the same time, he once again stressed Armenia's commitment to the settlement of the conflict through peaceful negotiations and within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.
To note the Azerbaijani Armed Forces conduct large-scale operational-tactical exercises from September 17 to 22 involving various types of weapons and special forces, units and formations of the Azerbaijani army. More than 20,000 servicemen of the personnel, more than 200 tanks and other armored vehicles, over 120 rocket and artillery units of different caliber, multiple rocket launcher systems and mortars, up to 30 units of army and front-line aviation for various purposes will be brought to the exercise. "During the exercises, the breakthrough of enemy defense with the help of tanks will be worked out, the destruction of Armenian military forces on the front line in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, the liberation of Azerbaijani lands and the destruction of enemy military and strategic targets by missile and artillery and air strikes will be carried out ," the AR Ministry reported.