The Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded Armenia stop the illegal deployment of its troops on Azerbaijani territory.
According to the statement made by the Ministry, following the signing of the joint declaration between the two countries on 10 November 2020, which includes the cessation of all military activities, Armenian armed forces personnel were sent to the internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan for military service.
It was emphasized that this was a clear violation of the norms and principles of international law, in particular the principles of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries.
“These steps serve to worsen the situation in the region”
The statement included the following statements:
“The declaration of 10 November foresees the deployment of Russian elements on Azerbaijani territory simultaneously with the deployment of the Armenian army from these lands. The declaration also guarantees the safety of citizens, vehicles and cargo in both directions with the Lachin Corridor. The use of this corridor for military purposes is Carriage in vehicles is a violation of the Lachin Corridor and the movement regime.
These steps of Armenia seriously strain the measures aimed at ensuring peace and stability in the region and serve to worsen the situation. ”
Calls on the international community to “take the necessary measures”
The statement also said, “The Azerbaijani side demands that Armenia end the illegal deployment of its armed forces on the territory of Azerbaijan and calls on the international community to take the necessary measures to put an end to such provocative actions of Armenia.” It was said.
Families are also protesting
In the news of the international media outlets operating in Armenia, it was stated that the Armenian armed forces personnel were sent for military service in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan by “tricking or forcibly”, and this situation caused protests of both the soldiers and their families.