ArmInfo.Azerbaijan's aggression against Armenia is a challenge to international law. Armenia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Germany Viktor Yengibaryan stated in an interview with Network Germany (German: RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland, RND).
According to him, this attack is not only against the internationally recognized borders of Armenia, but is also a violation of the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Pact. Shelling with the use of artillery, mortars and drones was carried out not only in the border zone, but also in the vicinity of Armenian settlements and cities, such as Sotk, Vardenis, Goris, Jermuk, Kapan, Artanish and Ishkhanasar. , the diplomat stressed.
He noted that it is necessary to take active steps so that Azerbaijan realizes that an attack on its neighbor cannot go unpunished. Sanctions are also a means to achieve this. "We expect Azerbaijan to stop the aggression against Armenia, return its troops to their [initial] positions, that is, outside the country, and return to the negotiating table," Yengibaryan stressed, adding that any statement that equates the aggressor and the targeted side is < green light> for the aggressor.
"The government of Armenia, which received a mandate as a result of democratic elections, is making great efforts to find a peaceful solution. We have actively demonstrated our readiness to open a regional transport link between Azerbaijan and Turkey, but Azerbaijan must also agree to open its own transport link to Russia and Iran via Nakhichevan for Armenia. We are also ready to set boundaries and strive for a sustainable solution to all problems. Considering the seriousness of the situation, the Republic of Armenia decided to use all diplomatic means at its disposal to stop the Azerbaijani aggression and return the Azerbaijani army to its initial positions. Accordingly, Armenia turned to the Russian Federation, the CSTO military bloc and the UN Security Council. Our government is also in close contact with the US and the EU. Thanks to the active efforts of our international partners, the ceasefire is now maintained, but the situation can escalate at any moment, we have information that Azerbaijan is preparing for new aggressions. Of course, we expect that our Western partners will show maximum activity to establish peace and security in our region," the Ambassador emphasized.