Defense Ministry comments on claims on Azerbaijani citizens taken hostage by Armenia in Kalbajar region being “saboteurs”

Defense Ministry comments on claims on Azerbaijani citizens taken hostage by Armenia in Kalbajar region being “saboteurs”
# 16 July 2014 10:36 (UTC +04:00)

Armenian media outlets report quoting Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan’s speech that the Azerbaijani Army is supposedly carrying out various subversive acts involving the criminal elements closely being familiar with the area in the intelligence-subversive groups, the Defense Ministry told APA.

According to the Defense Ministry, such statements are groundless. The occupied territories are the sovereign lands of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani people cannot be prevented from entering these territories and freely moving there. As claimed by the Armenian side these persons haven’t violated the state border. Because the territories under the control of the self-proclaimed regime created illegally as a result of the occupation are the territories of the Azerbaijani Republic recognized by the United Nations.

The criminal leadership of Armenia, including Seyran Ohanyan who are pursuing an aggressive policy against Azerbaijan and participated in the perpetration of the Khojaly genocide will soon appear before the court and their deeds will be given international political and legal assessment.

“The Azerbaijani Armed Forces have all opportunities to perform any combat mission and operation without involving civilians and non-professionals”, the Ministry said.

Earlier, Armenians reported about the disarmament of “subversive group” of three Azerbaijanis in Kalbajar region. According to the report, one detainee was killed during the operation and the other two - Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were captured alive. Armenians claim that they took arms and ammunition on them and criminal case was launched in this regard. Armenians have released their videos as well.

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