ArmInfo. During a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Louis Bono, the US State Department's Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations and American Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, exchanged views on the agenda of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, the current situation in the region, and the process of normalizing relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
According to the Azerbaijani media, Bayramov boasted of yet another aggression against Artsakh, carried out under the guise of "anti-terrorist measures."
Then, according to tradition, he accused the Armenian side of provocations and torpedoing the peace process, and spoke about the process of the forced absorption of Artsakh and the de-Armenization of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"It was noted that the departure of Armenian residents from Azerbaijan occurs voluntarily and on the basis of their own decision, and that this step has nothing to do with any forced displacement, which was confirmed by both the Prime Minister of Armenia and international organizations. In this context the visits of UN representatives to the region and mission statements following the results of the first visit in 30 years were noted," Bayramov noted with cynicism.
On September 19, Azerbaijan, under the pretext of an "anti-terrorist operation," undertook another act of aggression against Artsakh. As a result of enemy aggression, hundreds of Artsakh residents were injured, more than 200 deaths were reported, including civilians, and more than 10,000 were evacuated. On September 20, Artsakh fell. Azerbaijan began the forcible subjugation of the NKR. On September 20, late in the evening it became known that Azerbaijan had deliberately shot at the car of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, killing 5 people, including the deputy commander of the RPC. Today, there were reports that one soldier was killed and another was wounded as a result of shooting at another RPC vehicle. On September 21, a meeting between representatives of Baku and Stepanakert was held in Yevlakh. Azerbaijan demanded the disarmament of the Artsakh Defense Army, the surrender of all military personnel and the abolition of all government bodies. On September 22, the process of abolishing the Artsakh Defense Army began. There are reports that the enemy side exterminated the population of the villages captured on September 19-20. During search operations from September 21 to 24, the NKR Ministry of Internal Affairs discovered the bodies of 105 Artsakh residents, including brutally murdered children and elderly people. On October 1, the last car with Artsakh people left the homeland. Thus, over the past week, 100.514 people were forcibly expelled from their land. On September 25 it also became known that Artsakh was connected to the energy system of Azerbaijan. Protests demanding the resignation of the RA Prime Minister continue in Yerevan and regions. We add that as a result of the explosion that took place in the fuel depot near Stepanakert on September 25, according to preliminary data, more than 290 people were injured, 170 more died, there are still missing people. The EU stated that it would allocate an additional 5 million euros to assist internally displaced people from Artsakh. Earlier, USAI Administrator Samantha Power, who is on a visit to Armenia, said that "the United States will provide Armenia with support in the amount of $11.5 million for the humanitarian needs of people displaced from Nagorno- Karabakh." In addition, as ArmInfo previously reported with reference to the Swedish Ambassador to Armenia, Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), allocated 15 million Swedish kronor to the International Committee of the Red Cross to meet the humanitarian needs of the population of Nagorno- Karabakh. France promised to allocate another 7 million euros. Germany announced an increase in subsidies to the ICRC from 2 to 5 million euros, to direct them to humanitarian needs of the Armenians of Nagorno- Karabakh. Another 1 million euros will be provided by Spain, $2.5 million by Canada, and 1.3 million pounds sterling by the UK, Italy allocated 4 million euros through the ICRC, 1.5 million francs - Switzerland. A number of other countries have also announced their intention to send humanitarian aid to the expelled people of Artsakh.