Karabakh MFA: Escalation of tension by Azerbaijan is fraught with unexpected consequences
STEPANAKERT. - In the early hours of Saturday, Azerbaijan initiated an unprecedented and explosive escalation of tension along the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) by way of heavy armor, artillery and combat aircraft, the statement issued by Karabakh MFA says.
“Azerbaijani armed forces shelled by artillery not only at the advanced positions of the NKR Defense Army, but also the civilian settlements, this resulting in casualties, including among the civilian population.
Such an escalation of tension by Azerbaijan is fraught with unexpected consequences. In this situation, the NKR Defense Army is taking all necessary measures to force Azerbaijan to cease hostilities. Azerbaijan, a country which has once again initiated irresponsible and senseless adventurism, bears full responsibility for possible consequences.
We urge the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-office publicly and decisively condemn Azerbaijan for the systematic escalation of the situation, as well as violation of peace and stability in the region,” the statement reads.