Eastern Europe

Aliyev talks on inevitability of military solution to Karabakh conflict

16:50, 10 December 2020
Aliyev talks on inevitability of military solution to Karabakh conflict Photo: MOD Russia/Global Look Press

On Dec. 10, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, speaking at the Victory Parade in Baku, explained why a military solution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict became inevitable, RIA Novosti reports.

He said that this happened because the UN Security Council resolutions ‘remained on paper.’

He also cited as an example the statements of the mediators on the conflict. They claimed that the conflict could not be resolved by military means. However, a diplomatic solution was never found.

Ilham Aliyev stressed that Azerbaijan watched the political situation in the world and understood that international law didn’t work. Under these conditions, force becomes the main factor in resolving conflicts.

International law, UN Security Council resolutions remained on paper. A military solution to the conflict was becoming inevitable, Ilham Aliyev noted.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is attending the parade in Baku. He arrived in Azerbaijan on Dec. 9.

Nagorno-Karabakh is turning from a ‘region of contradictions into a region of stability,’ and Russia will do everything possible to facilitate this process, Sergey Lavrov said earlier at a press conference in Moscow.

On the night of Nov. 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan adopted a joint statement on ending the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Under its terms, the armies of Armenia and Azerbaijan remained in their places, and the parties started exchanging war prisoners. Russian peacekeepers control compliance with the ceasefire.