As a result of Azerbaijan's anti-terrorist measures, the situation has changed in Karabakh in one day, Turkish Minister of National Defense, Yashar Guler said, TurkicWorld reports.
He noted that Armenia had to fulfill the conditions of the document signed in 2020 after the second Karabakh war.
"However, it didn't happen. Armenia has been committing provocations every day lately. Despite the warnings, nothing has changed. As in the second Karabakh war, our Azerbaijani brothers gave the Armenian side a worthy response. As a result of the anti-terrorist measures of the Azerbaijani army, the opposite side was forced to surrender. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says he has nothing to do with illegal military formations in Karabakh. So who supports them? I hope that Armenia will fulfill its obligations and peace will come to the region," Guler said.
In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement, suppression of large-scale provocations in Azerbaijan's Karabakh economic region, disarmament, and withdrawal of Armenian armed forces formations from the territories of Azerbaijan, localized anti-terrorist activities were carried out in the region.
Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian population of Karabakh through the Russian peacekeeping contingent, an agreement was reached on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) to cease anti-terrorist activities of a local nature under the following conditions: the formations of the armed forces of Armenia, Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and completely disarm; the formations of the armed forces of Armenia leave the territory of Azerbaijan; Armenian illegal armed groups are dissolved.
At the invitation of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ramin Mammadov, responsible for contacts with the Armenian residents of Karabakh, met with Sergey Martirosyan and David Melkumyan as representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh on September 21, 2023, in Yevlakh.
In the context of discussing social and humanitarian issues, the representatives of the Armenian residents of Azerbaijan's Karabakh region informed that there is a special need for fuel. At the same time, they asked for humanitarian assistance in the form of foodstuffs.
As a result of the meeting, their request was taken seriously. In particular, it is planned to supply fuel for the heating systems of kindergartens and schools, as well as the emergency medical service and fire department, and to provide humanitarian support in the near future.