January 12, 2022 - 12:46 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, January 11 strongly condemned Azerbaijan's gross violation of the ceasefire in the eastern direction of the border, with the use of artillery and UAVs, in which 3 soldiers were killed and two others were wounded.
"The provocative actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces are another manifestation of the continuous encroachments of Azerbaijan on the territorial integrity of Armenia, which have started since May 12, 2021, with the infiltration into the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia and continued with recurrent armed attacks," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"The Republic of Armenia draws the attention of international community to the fact that official Baku, continuing its encroachments on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia, violates the basic principles of international law, including the UN Charter, and undermines regional security."
The Armenian side has repeatedly stated that one of the ways to avoid further escalation of the situation could be the withdrawal of troops from the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the introduction of an international monitoring mechanism along the border.
"We call on the Azerbaijani authorities to refrain from provocative actions and implement their commitment on establishing stability in the region undertaken as a result of the Brussels meeting and with the Trilateral Statement of Sochi," the statement said.