Azerbaijan’s provocative actions at the border with Armenia undermine regional peace and security and jeopardize any de-escalation efforts, the Armenian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
“Notably, these actions are accompanied by the threats voiced by Azerbaijan’s top leadership to use force against Artsakh (the non-recognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic – TASS) and Armenia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We strongly condemn the Azerbaijani side’s provocative actions that are openly geared towards jeopardizing de-escalation efforts and undermining regional security and peace,” it said in a statement.
Baku, according to the Armenian foreign ministry, is seeking “to prevent the resumption of peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group” and to hamper “the process of regional unblocking and opening all communication routes.”
“Armenia will keep on defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, the right of the Artsakh people to self-determination and the right to live in their native land,” the ministry stressed.