December 29, 2016 - 16:00 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia's Defense Ministry on Thursday, December 29 called on the international community and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries, in particular, to take immediate steps "to bring Baku to senses" after Azeri troops launched an attempted subversive attack against Armenia.
Three Armenian servicemen were killed in Azerbaijan's attack near the village of Chinari in Tavush province in the early hours of Thursday, December 29.
In a statement Thursday, the Foreign Ministry condemned the diversionary attack by Azerbaijan on the border with Armenia, which resulted in casualties.
"In a situation where the damage to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement hasn't been fully recovered after the events in early April, Baku is breaking its own commitment to settle the issue in a peaceful way and adhere to the agreements reached in Vienna and Saint Petersburg.
Azerbaijan on April 2 launched an overt military offensive against Karabakh, during which hundreds were killed and wounded on both sides. The parties reached an agreement on the cessation of hostilities on April 5 in Moscow.
"This is Azerbaijan's response to the calls of the OSCE Minsk Group to remain true to the ceasefire agreements, reached in 1994-1995."
"The international community has repeatedly urged for respecting the ceasefire especially on holidays.
"Launching the subversive attack on the eve of the New Year and Christmas, Baku goes contrary to universal values.
"The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries must take immediate measures to sober Azerbaijan up, a country that has insolently defied the OSCE calls and demands and lost its sense of reality."