British MP Condemns Barda Strikes as Continuation of Armenian Genocidal Policy
In a statement to ‘Azerbaijan in Focus’, Bob Blackman MP, Head of the Azerbaijan All-Party Parliamentary Group in the UK Parliament, has resoundingly condemned the Armenian attack that claimed the lives of 21 civilians and injured around 70 others. He said: “I was deeply sadden to hear about the latest of Armenia’s deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on the civilian population of Azerbaijan with prohibited weaponry.
“These attacks are blatant violation of international humanitarian law, including Geneva Conventions and without doubt constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Perhaps, this is what the Prime Minister of Armenia had in mind when he said that the conflict had “no diplomatic solution”. It is clear for all to see that these attacks became even violent and deadlier after Armenia’s Defence Minister visited and personally took over the operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“This latest attack is the continuation of the genocide by Armenia against Azerbaijanis which started back in 1992 in Khojaly where 613 civilians, including old men, women and children, were massacred in one of late 20th century’s most brutal and horrific attacks.”