Azerbaijan's letter to Secretary General on provocations of Armenian military units after ceasefire published as UN document
- 07 January 2021
The letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General by the head of the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the UN was circulated as a document of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council, APA reports.
The letter reads:
"In reference to the letter from the Permanent Representative of Armenia dated 14 December 2020, containing in the annex a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia ( A / 75 / 652-8 / 2020 / L206 ), which we categorically reject as false and misleading, I would like to bring to your attention the following The statement by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian and the President of the Russian Federation has created a ground for putting an end to the almost three-decades-old armed conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The implementation of this agreement ensured the cessation of all military activities and the return of the Aghdam, Kalbajar und Lachyn districts to Azerbaijan ( see S / 2020 / 1104 ) However, some Armenian armed formations had remained in the forest area around the Hadrut settlement of the Khojavand district of Azerbaijan. Despite repeated appeals and the creation of all the necessary conditions for their withdrawal these formations refused to leave the area. Instead, they perpetrated several attacks on Azerbaijani civilians and servicemen.
Thus, on 26 Nov 2020, three servicemen of the armed forces of Azerbaijan were killed and two were injured in the Sur village of the Kholavand district of Azerbaijan, which was earlier liberated from Armenia's occupation. On 8 December 2020, one Azerbaijani serviceman was killed and an employee of Azerbaijan's Azercell Telecom company was seriously injured while installing communication lines and transmission equipment near the Hadrut settlement in the same district.
In order to neutralize the threat and ensure safety in the area, the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan has successfully conducted a counter-terrorist operation against the Armenian armed formations.
I enclose herewith the information released in that regard by the Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan ( see annex).
I would also like to register our strongest protest against the mentioning of the areas within the internationally recognized territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan tinder various fake names in the above - said letter of the Permanent Representative of Armenia and the annexed statement Such apparent fabrications are invalid and unacceptable as they clearly run counter to international law and violate the Constitution and legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the principles and procedures for the international standardization of geographical names established within the United Nations Armenian must abandon its obsolete und falsified conflict normative, honor its sign der the trilateral Tealitic on the ground, which is imperative for a sustainable ceasefire and pence.
I should be grateful if you would have the present letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly and of the Security Council."