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Azerbaijan in hysteria after OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs issue addressed statement

YEREVAN, MAY 19, ARMENPRESS. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev commented on the statement released by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Ambassadors Igor Popov of Russia, Stephane Visconti of France, and Richard Hoagland of the United States of America on May 18 regarding the escalation in the region which resulted from Azerbaijan’s actions, reports Armenpress.

The Azerbaijani adventurist government, which always tries to distract its people’s attention from domestic problems by provoking military actions, is dissatisfied with the Co-Chairs’ statement which clearly states which side escalated the situation in the region and names the things accordingly.

Unable to find any justification, the Azerbaijani government again applied to the ungrounded accusations and blackmail policy.

By blaming the Minsk Group Co-Chairs in non-objective assessments the Azerbaijani MFA spokesman wants to cover up Azerbaijan’s guilt.

The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs issued the following statement: “According to information collected from multiple reliable sources, on 15 May, Azerbaijani armed forces fired a missile across the Line of Contact, striking military equipment. On the evening of 16 May and continuing into 17 May, Armenian armed forces retaliated with mortar fire of various calibres. These actions by both sides represent significant violations of the ceasefire and are cause for alarm.

There are contradictory reports regarding the targets of these recent strikes, as well as about casualties sustained and damages inflicted. The Minsk Group Co-Chairs and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office continue to collect further data and analysis to gain more complete and accurate information about the current situation”. 


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