Baku denied Moscow’s accusations, accusing it of violating the Treaty on Allied Relations
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan expresses its regret in connection with the unilateral, not reflecting reality, statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation dated March 26, 2022, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan News, citing the Defense Ministry on the evening of March 26.
“On March 25, during a telephone conversation between the Minister of Defense, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, and the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the situation in the territory of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily stationed, was discussed.
During the conversation, the Azerbaijani side stated that positions and locations are being clarified at the checkpoints. Despite this, on the morning of March 26, members of illegal Armenian armed groups attempted to commit sabotage against the units of the Azerbaijani army. As a result of immediate measures, members of the illegal Armenian armed groups were forced to retreat.
The Ministry of Defense states that Azerbaijan is committed to the tripartite statement of November 10, 2020, and has not violated its provisions.
We note with regret that, in accordance with paragraph 4 of this statement, the complete withdrawal of the remnants of the Armenian army and illegal Armenian armed formations from the territory of Azerbaijan has not yet been completed.
It is Armenia that violates the provisions of the statement, not Azerbaijan.
The Ministry of Defense states that this statement by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation contradicts the nature of bilateral relations and the Declaration on Allied Cooperation signed between the two countries on February 22, 2022.
There is no administrative-territorial unit called “Nagorno-Karabakh” on the territory of Azerbaijan.
The name of the village mentioned in the application is not Furukh, but Farrukh.
In connection with the above, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan calls on the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, in accordance with the provisions of the tripartite statement, to ensure the complete withdrawal of the remnants of the Armenian army and illegal Armenian armed formations from the territories of Azerbaijan recognized by the international community, not to distort the movement of the armed forces of Azerbaijan within the sovereign territories of our country, not to use the expression “Nagorno-Karabakh” and correctly indicate the name of the territories of Azerbaijan,” the statement emphasized.