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May 16, 2017  11:25

Int’l community must counter Azerbaijan, not organize European events in Baku. Artsakh presidential spox

There is nothing unusual in Azerbaijan’s aggression. Azerbaijan is usually making criminal actions, and this time it took such steps again, David Babayan, spokesman of Artsakh’s President told Armenpress.

STEPANAKERT, MAY 16,  ARTSAKHPRESS-ARMENPRESS: “Fortunately no one was hurt, also we didn’t lose important military hardware. Azerbaijan’s action is not only a display of aggression against Artsakh, but also against the entire civilized world. Azerbaijan is behaving in similar aggressive conduct against the international community. For example the closure of the OSCE office. The international community must respond with relevant steps, and not organize events of Pan-European significance in Baku. Numerous international organizations have lost their immune system by tasting the Azerbaijani caviar. That’s why this situation exists”, Babayan said.

Babayan links the Azerbaijani activeness with serious economic problems in the country. Manifestations of financial crisis exist in Azerbaijan. They deliver a blow to the interests of numerous people, a difficult social situation is being created in the country. What must be done? Of course, the clan doesn’t want to lose the billions which it has stolen daily, therefore, in order to distract the Azerbaijani population from social problems, it must take terrorist actions. In addition, the factor of close cooperation with Turkey exists, according to Babayan Turkey also urges Azerbaijan to take such actions.

Babayan emphasized that Artsakh is doing its best to suppress the aggressor. This kind of terror acts do not chance the military-political balance in the region, Artsakh’s Defense Army remains in control of the strategic proactiveness.

Azerbaijani forces made over 55 ceasefire breaches in the Artsakh line of contact on May 15 and overnight May 16, firing more than 1200 shots from various caliber firearms at Artsakh’s military

Azerbaijani troops also fires 60mm mortars (3 shells) and anti-tank grenade launchers (9 shells) in various parts of the line of contact.

In the eastern direction, Azerbaijan fired a SPIKE anti-tank guided missile, partially damaging a military hardware.

The defense ministry of Artsakh reported that the Defense Army took countermeasures to suppress the Azerbaijani aggression.

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