ArmInfo.Azerbaijan's actions grossly violate the principles of international law on the prohibition on the use of force and the threat of use of force, as well as the obligations of the Azerbaijani state under the trilateral agreement of November 9, 2020. This is stated in the statement of RA Human Rights Defender Kristine Grigoryan, the press service of the Defender reports.
The Defender recalled that, on the 1st and 2nd of August, and today, the Azerbaijani side conducted aggressive military operations in the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping mission in the various directions of Artsakh, using weapons of various calibers, grenade launchers, and attack unmanned aerial vehicles.
"These acts grossly violate the principles of international law on the prohibition on the use of force and the threat of use of force, as well as the obligations of the Azerbaijani state under the trilateral agreement of November 9, 2020.
This criminal behavior of Azerbaijan is reprehensible, it directly endangers, and in fact, nullifies any guarantee of life for people living in Artsakh, which is the most vital component of peace. The criminal acts of the Azerbaijani side must cease immediately.
Regardless of the geography of the incidents and the politico-military objectives of the parties involved, this encroachment on the right to life and other fundamental rights of the civilian population must receive its true assessment.
I have called upon the ambassadors of the Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries, and other international actors involved in the conflict resolution to make maximum efforts in the direction of truly guaranteeing the right to life of the peaceful population of Artsakh," Grigoryan concluded.
On August 3, during the attack of the Azerbaijani armed forces on Armenian positions in Nagorno- Karabakh, two servicemen were killed, and 14 more were injured.