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Mark Libby comments on recent tensions on Armenian-Azerbaijani border

Mark Libby comments on recent tensions on Armenian-Azerbaijani border

ArmInfo.U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mark Libby commented on the recent tensions on the  Armenian-Azerbaijani border

In a conversation with the Azerbaijani mass media representatives the  diplomat noted that the tension is concerning. ""Such incidents show  that the situation is likely to worsen. We call on the parties to  refrain from escalation and try to start dialogue," Libby emphasized,  adding that the United States as always recognized the territorial  integrity of Azerbaijan and Armenia. 

"We did not recognize any institution in the territory of Azerbaijan  and we voted for the UN resolutions on the territorial integrity of  Azerbaijan," he concluded.

On the morning of February 13, the Armenian Ministry of Defense  reported that the Azerbaijani military opened fire on Armenian  positions on the border in the Nerkin Hand (Syunik region). According  to the statement of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, four  servicemen were killed on the Armenian side and one more was wounded.  Later, it became known that all the victims were members of the  Yerkrapah volunteer union.

Azerbaijan not only does not deny the fact of aggression, but also  cynically stated that they carried out a "revenge operation" in  response to a "provocation" by the Armenian military. At the same  time, they added that as a result of these actions, the Armenian  combat post was destroyed. It is noteworthy that all this is  happening in the territories of Armenia, which were previously  captured by the enemy side amid  the international community's tacit  encouragement of Azerbaijani aggression. 

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