Nagorno-Karabakh: Painting a True Picture About Civilians in Karabakh
By Hikmat Hajiyev, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
The title of article by Marianna Grigoryan “Karabakh: The Anguish of Conflict Lingers for Civilians” reflects reality, but it does not paint a full and objective picture.
It is important that facts speak for themselves. When it comes to the issue of civilians and the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict, there are primarily Azerbaijani citizens living in densely organized communities in the vicinity of the Azerbaijani side of the contact line. These civilians are the direct victims of the escalation and violation of the ceasefire. There are no civilians on the other side of the contact line as a result of ethnic cleansing conducted by Armenian forces in lands seized from Azerbaijan.
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