After the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs urged Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to refrain from militant rhetoric, Azerbaijani Minister of Defense Safar Abiyev has undertaken this mission to carry it out with martinetism. At his meeting with his Polish counterpart Bogdan Klich today Minister Abiyev stated that “the negotiations conducted within the OSCE Minsk Group for 15 years have not produced any results. Under the circumstances, Azerbaijan has nothing to do but resort to a military solution to the problem.”
Thus, according to Abiyev, the Armenian-Azerbaijani presidential meeting in Munich did not show any progress, which [progress] was officially reported by Elhan Polukhov, Press Secretary of the Azerbaijani Foreign Office, yesterday. Also, the mediators turn out to have lied when they spoke of the progress. “Azerbaijan has nothing to do but resort to a military solution to the problem,” stated Minister Abiyev, who must have received President Aliyev’s order to start military operations. Azerbaijan has nothing to do, but..!
Noteworthy is the calm response to the Azerbaijani side’s threats on the part of the press services of the relevant Armenian and Nagorno-Karabakh agencies.
Seyran Shahsuvaryan, Press Secretary of the RA Ministry of Defense, referred NEWS.am to “yesterday’s statements” by the RA Minister of Defense.
Senor Asatryan, Press Secretary of the NKR Minister of Defense, referred the reporter to the NKR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his turn, Marsel Poghosyan, Press Secretary of the NKR Foreign Office, said he is “going to get acquainted with Abiyev’s statement tomorrow and make a statement.”
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