ArmInfo. The goal of Azerbaijan is to exterminate the indigenous population of Artsakh, and its stay on the territory of Artsakh will be impossible under the jurisdiction of Azerbaijan. Anna Naghdalyan, press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, stated this during a briefing on October 29, answering the request of the ArmInfo correspondent to comment on "the peaceful maxims of President Aliyev".
She noted that all actions of Azerbaijan were accompanied by a gross violation of the rules of war and humanitarian law. So, to Ilham Aliyev's statement that Karabakh will become a peaceful region and one of the most prosperous after the elimination of the consequences of the war, Anna Naghdalyan replied: "Their actions are much more eloquent than Aliyev's words. This is to exterminate the population, to destroy medical facilities in a pandemic, to fire cluster types of weapons prohibited by international standards. This only suggests that the main goal of Baku is to inflict the greatest damage on the civilian population - women and children who are far from the place of hostilities>.
In the same vein, the official representative of the Armenian Foreign Ministry recalled the videos published on the network, where war crimes were committed against Armenian prisoners of war, which, by the way, were praised by the Azerbaijani population. "They are completely destroying all the settlements that are under their control in order to prevent the return of the indigenous population to their places of residence," she stressed.
Summarizing what was said, Naghdalyan noted that the introduction of hostilities against the civilian population distinguishes a normal state from terrorist organizations. "By violating humanitarian law in the grossest way, encouraging such manifestations, making them a source of pride, Azerbaijan assumes the short-term and long-term consequences of all these actions," the Foreign Ministry speaker concluded.