ArmInfo. This Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh is distinguished by the fact that the civilian population and infrastructure are deliberately targeted by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces , thus causing serious human and property damage. Press secretary of the RA MFA Anna Naghdalyan announced this on September 1 during a briefing.
In this context, she touched upon today's shelling of journalists in the city of Martuni of Nagorno- Karabakh, stating that it happened a few hours after the RA Foreign Ministry announced the broad feedback of the media and the desire to cover events in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Naghdalyan reminded once again that representatives of more than 50 leading international media, about 200 journalists, 100 of whom are already working in Artsakh, have received accreditation at the RA MFA.
"The journalists suffered this morning, in Martuny, where the Azerbaijani Armed Forces once again attacked the civilian population. The journalists of Le Monde suffered, one of whom has already been operated on in the Stepanakert hospital, and the Artsakh government announced its intention to transfer him to Armenia," she said adding that vehicles carrying journalists were also targeted, despite the fact that they bore identification marks. Noting that representatives of the Armenian media also suffered, she wished everyone a speedy recovery.
Naghdalyan once again stressed that such actions of Azerbaijan in relation to the civilian population and infrastructures, as well as journalists, are a gross violation of the norms of international humanitarian law. "Such behavior causes condemnation," the representative of the RA Foreign Ministry said, categorically rejecting the assurances of the Azerbaijani side that journalists were at the frontline. According to her, this once again indicates that the targets of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces are civilian infrastructures and civilians.
It should be noted that today as a result of the shelling of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces by a group of journalists in Artsakh, four media representatives, including two citizens of Artsakh, were injured.