Armenia accuses Baku of “creeping occupation” of the region

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On Wednesday, August 3, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan stated that the Azerbaijani army had carried out “Operation Retribution” in response to the “terrorist-sabotage operation” by “illegal Armenian armed formations”, which resulted in the death of an Azerbaijani serviceman.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry stated that on August 3, the Azerbaijani military violated the ceasefire statement of November 9, 2020 and launched an there are Iranian dead. The agency accused Azerbaijan of a policy of intimidation of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh, “ethnic cleansing and creeping occupation” region.

“We consider unacceptable the statements of the Azerbaijani side, which is unilaterally trying to change the legal regime in the Lachin corridor”,— The Armenian Foreign Ministry added.

On August 2, Nagorno-Karabakh President Arayik Harutyunyan stated that the Azerbaijani side demanded to organize the movement of Karabakh-Armenia along a new route. Armenian Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan called this demand illegitimate.

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