ArmInfo.The UK Government has been clear, including in our intervention at the OSCE in Vienna, that armed forces should be withdrawn to the positions they held prior to this outbreak of hostilities. This is stated in the message of the British Embassy in Armenia regarding the latest aggression of Azerbaijan.
"Diplomacy is the only way to resolve conflict. We have always condemned the targeting of civilian areas in all conflicts. Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives or were injured as a result of the recent violence. The UK Government welcomes the return of prisoners of war and the remains of the deceased. We strongly encourage the parties to undertake discussions to secure the return of all remaining prisoners of war and the remains of the deceased. Reports of torture are extremely concerning and require thorough investigation by the appropriate authorities," the message of the British Embassy to Armenia in response to the inquiry of 'Lurer' regarding the recent aggression of Azerbaijan reads.
On the night of September 13, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan began large-scale military operations on the border with Armenia using UAVs and large-caliber weapons. Armenia turned to Russia, the CSTO and the UN Security Council in connection with the aggression of Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia. In connection with the current situation, the RA police switched to enhanced service. There are reports of dead and wounded on both sides. According to the RA Prime Minister, there are 135 killed servicemen on the Armenian side, but the data is not final. And Azerbaijan confirmed the death of its 80 soldiers. The UN Security Council, at the suggestion of France, held a special meeting on September 14-15 because of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Armenia initiated a special meeting of the OSCE Council. Following the results of the special meeting, the CSTO sent a mission to Armenia to prepare a report on the situation. The border guard department of the FSS of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Armenia was also affected by the aggression of the Azerbaijani armed forces, which was attacked by Azerbaijani units on September 13 -14.
The Armenian side stated that with the participation of the international community, it was possible to reach an agreement on a ceasefire along the entire length of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border from 20:00 on September 14. We add that on September 17 in the evening, the Azerbaijani side handed over to Armenia the bodies of 32 Armenian soldiers. According to Armenian human rights activists, as a result of the latest aggression, up to 20 Armenian servicemen may be in Azerbaijani captivity. It is noteworthy that the Armenian Defense Ministry still does not publish its lists of the killed servicemen. It should also be noted that on September 20, the enemy handed over the bodies of another 95 servicemen to Armenia and another 6 bodies were handed over on September 23.