Attempted incursion typical of Azerbaijani terrorism – Nagorno-Karabakh official

14:08 • 25.02.17



The overnight attempted incursion on the Nagorno-Karabakh frontline was yet another manifestation of terrorism typical of Azerbaijan, the spokesperson for the Nagorno-Karabakh president said today, commenting on the attack.


“Nothing strange happened, as the adversary tried, yet another type, to manifest its terrorist behavior. They attempted a commando attack which was stopped, leaving them with losses. At least one body is in the neutral zone as they didn’t manage to pull it out. Fortunately, we have no losses or wounded servicemen,” Davit Babayan told Tert.am.


He attributed the increased tension to the “Azerbaijani regime’s policy of terrorism”. “There are also other circumstances encouraging a criminal conduct. First, tomorrow marks the [anniversary] of the Khojalu massacres, which were perpetrated by Azerbaijan itself amid a fight for power. They do not, certainly, admit the fact, trying to blame us for the dirty horrendous crime. And hence, they become increasingly active as those days approach,” Babayan explained.

 

He cited President Ilham Aliyev’s move to appoint his wife vice president as another reason behind the aggressive stance, describing it as an “epoch-forming” event for Azerbaijan. “Mehriban Aliyeva officially took over for the vice president. While it was a reality de facto, now [she enjoys the status] de jure. Many treat the fact in the negative light, thinking of the president as of a ‘honpecked husband’. That may suggest that the increased aggression stems from his conquerous policy of fighting the Christians,” he added.


Should Azerbaijan provoke more aggression, the Armenian side will have but two choices: either to conduct a parade in Baku or a military parade in Stepanakert, Babayan said.

 

 

Nelly Lazaryan





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