Armed forces of Armenia violated a ceasefire for 1796 times
The main phase of Nagorno Kara- bakh conflict started with an explicit territorial claim of the Armenian nati-onalists to the Azerbaijani lands since the end of 1987. In the November of 1987 the advisor of the USSR Presi¬dent Mikhail Gorbachev, academician Abel Aganbekyan, Armenian by origin, became a factor in the conflict with his interview to the newspaper "Hum- manite" of France. As a result of this interview, the first anti-Azerbaijani de-monstration was organized in the cen¬ter of Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Region (NKAR) on February IB, 1988, and these demonstrations continued until March 2. The People's Soviet of Deputies of NKAR, supporter of ethbreached the fundamental human rights, tortured the Azerbaijanis and hundreds of people were killed brutal¬ly during this ethnic cleansing. Since then regular armed attacks were or¬ganized by the Armenian separatists against the Azerbaijanis and with the support of Moscow, then they started the occupation of the territories popu¬lated by the Azerbaijanis. This process of occupation continued until the end of 1993, and as a result, besides Nagor¬no Karabakh, seven adjoining districts were also occupied. Over one million people became internally displaced as a result of the occupation of 20% of the Azerbaijani territory.
CSCE began mediating since 1992 for the regulation of the conflict and the Minsk Group was set up for this purpose. Despite the ceasefire, which was achieved as a result of the inter¬national efforts on May, 1994, there is not any improvement in the direction of the settlement of the conflict. Alt-hough the UN Security Council adop¬ted four resolutions on the settlement of the conflict, immediate withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces did not take place. Besides those documents, all the prominent international organi-zations have adopted documents and resolutions condemning the aggressive policy of Armenia. Armenia ignores these documents of the international organizations and the in¬ternational law, and it continues its aggressive policy.
The number of breaches of ceasefire in 2013 was for21,3% more than in 2012, and 2,3 times more than in 2011. In 2013 most of the violati¬ons of ceasefire took place in June (186), Sep¬tember (181), and July (180), and the least was in December (94). In general, there were violations of ceasefire in January 127, in February 154, in March 136, in April 161, in May 158, in August 161, in October 142, in November 116 breaches occurred. The breaches of ceasefire occurred mostly in Fuzuli, Aghdam, and Goranboy. There were 470 in Fuzuli ,433 in Aghdam and 242 figh¬ts in Goranboy.
In comparison with the previous years, in 2013 there is a significant decrease in the num¬ber of losses of war. According to the exact infor¬mation, as a result of the breach of the ceasefire eight soldiers of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces were killed, 11 militaries were wounded. The number of wounded in the frontline and losses in the fights has lessened twice in comparison with 2012.
On November 19, 2013, the Presidents of
Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan met in the capital of Austria, Vienna. After meeting the official Baku disclosed its pe¬aceful position regarding the settlement of the conflict again. Thus, Azerbaijan reaffirmed that it supports the solution of the conflict and is eager to give high authonomy to Nagorno Karabakh where the representatives of both communities will live in conformity with the norms and prin¬ciples of international law. Thus, the official Baku again delivered to the world community that the conflict is not frozen. As a result of this meeting, the Presidents of both countries instructed the¬ir ministers of the Foreign Affairs for continuing the negotiations for the settlement of the conf¬lict. As a result of that instruction, the ministers met on December 4 in Kiev again and discussed the ways of settlement of the conflict, and this process continues at present. The parties have agreed to meet on the level of ministers in the January of 2014, and until that time the parties will analyze their proposals concerning the solu¬tion of the conflict. The intended meeting, will discuss of the perspective of the conflict, issue of the next meeting of the Presidents on the settlement of the conflict.
Hearings on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict with the participation of the delegation of the
Azerbaijani parliament In the several European parliaments in 2012 continued in the Slovenian parliament In 2013.
As a result of the Successful diplomacy, the massacre policy of the Armenians against the Azerbaijani Turks in Khojaly at the end of the 20th century was recognized as an act of ge¬nocide by some international and regional or¬ganization, as well as, by the parliaments of se¬veral countries. The international organization as the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Pakistan, Mexico, Columbia, Serbia, the states of Massachusetts, Texas, New-Jersey, Georgia, New-Mexico, Arkansas States.of the United States recognized the 'Khojaiy tragedy as genocide..
The successful policy of Azerbaijan in this
direction and hearings in the parliaments of
foreign countries on the conflict continue. Discussion of this issue is already on the agenda- of
It is important to emphasize the fact that occurence of the technogeneous catastrophes in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan is not exception due to lack of maintenance. The As-sociation for Civil Society Development in Azer¬baijan (ACSDA) has already launched a project related to the potential catastrophe In the Sar-
As Elkhan Suleymanov, President of ACSDA, member of the parliament, member of the Azer-baijani delegation to the PACE, and head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the PA of Euronest, mentioned: “Sarsang Reservoir with 560 million cubic meters volume is under the occupation of Armenia since 1992 and is in an emergency condition due to lack of maintenance. Taking into conslderatlon all these factors we ;want to divert attention of the world community to the destruction threat of the Sarsang Reservoir. If any accident occurs in this reservoir, unoccu¬pied seven regions of Azerbaijan and their 400 thousands population can be annihilated”.
In the recent years Armenia organizes the visits of foreign citizens and businessmen to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan with the support of the Armenian lobby in the world.
As a result of the activities of the Azerbaijani side the people intending to visit the occupied lands and the companies eager to create business in the occupied territories change their minds. The reason for giving up the desires riot to visit the occupied lands became possible as a result of Intensive efforts of the Azerbaijani diplomacy.
The official Baku applied serious sanctions against those, who visited the occupied lands of the country without permission in contradiction to the norms of the international law.
On August 2, 2013 ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan disclosed the names of the people who paid illegal visits to the occupied lands of the country. There are 355 persons in the list. They have been announced “persona non-gra-ta” for breaching the law about The. boundaries of the state, disrespect to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan and their visit to Azerbaijan has been banned.
This issue was broadly discussed in the sessi¬on of the Azerbaijani parliament on April 30. The leadership and the members of the parliament protested against the visit of several members of the European Parliament and appreciated this case as a serious breach of the principles of international law. Chairman of the Parliament Ogtay Asadov declared that to visit
the occupied lands of Azerbaijan, and to create "frien¬dship groups" with the separatist regime are unequivocally and automatically, contradict the international law and the countries. In general, this case is not only unacceptable for Azerbai¬jan, but it also demonstrated that the European Parliament does not meet its principles and the international law."
The position of the official Baku concerning the illegal visits is unequivocally negative and the Press Secretary of the Ministry of the Fore¬ign Affairs Elman Abdullayev stated that any visit paid by any foreign guest, singer, MP, journalist or others to Khankendi is the breach of the law on boundaries. “These visits not only contradict the international law, but also ignore the sove¬reignty and territorial integrity of our country. In other words, according to the principles of inter¬national law before paying a visit to a country there should be permission from the govern¬ment, if not, then it is appreciated as a breach of the territorial integrity of the country. That's why those, who want to visit to the occupied lands, should get permission from Azerbaijan. "The of¬ficial of the ministry of Foreign Affairs added that most of the visitors are influenced by the Arme¬nian lobby or they are simply deceived.
Name of the famous Italian singer Al Bano, who was deceived and paid a visit to the oc¬cupied lands of Azerbaijan, was removed from the list of “persona non gratas". MFA decided it after the appeal presented by the singer to the
Azerbaijani side. Thus, Albano appealed to the Italian embassy in Azerbaijan and expressed his regret for being in the said list. The Italian sin¬ger mentioned in his appeal that he was comp¬letely unaware of the problem existing in the region, the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, and regretted, and he mentioned that he has a deep respect and esteem towards Azerbaijan. Albano claimed that he did not have any political aim, he is just a singer. Let us remind that his illegal visit to the occupied Azerbaijani lands, to Nagor- no Karabkh under occupation of Armenia in Oc¬tober of 2010, three years ago, was the cause for including his name into the said list.
Politician and MP Rasim Musabayev consi¬ders the removal of the names of the persons, who appealed for removal, is normal: "no one is interested in making hostile the people visited Nagorno Karabakh. If a person apologizes and confesses his mistake, it is possible to remove his name from the list. There is not anything wrong in it."
Taking into consideration all these facts it is important to emphasize that the Azerbaijani side should improve the legal base for the pre¬vention of illegal visits. Such kind of proposals has already been sounded in the parliament and by some experts. Even the representatives of the ruling party declared the necessity of adop¬tion of a special law on the "Occupied lands and on the situation there" in order to create an effi¬cient legal base against illegal visits.
The information was referred to “Azerbaijan 2013 Some notes on the 12 months long way”