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Ilham Aliyev responds to Western accusations over events in Karabakh

10:56, 25 December 2020
Ilham Aliyev responds to Western accusations over events in Karabakh Photo: president.az

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has responded to the resolutions adopted in several Western countries after the conflict's escalation in the territory of the Nagorno Karabakh region.

They contain accusations against Baku, which the head of state called groundless, RIA Novosti reports.

The French Senate adopted a resolution on the situation in the region in November. The document says that the government must recognize the independence of Karabakh. The resolution also calls on Baku to withdraw its troops from the region.

Ilham Aliyev stressed that the countries that have adopted such documents should open their eyes and look at the situation. The president called European politicians hypocritical. He said that these resolutions are just a piece of paper for Azerbaijan.

But the fact is that groundless accusations are again being brought against us. Look, French MPs, deputies of the Belgian and Dutch parliaments, what have your lovely Armenians done in these lands? Open the map and look, open the encyclopedia and see a part of which country Zangilan, Gubadli districts are, Ilham Aliyev said.

The armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh resumed on September 27, 2020. On the night of November 10, the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan, Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, signed a joint statement on the conditions for ending the conflict. Under the terms of the agreement, the two armies remained in their positions. Russia deployed its peacekeepers to the region. Moreover, Baku regained control over five areas of Karabakh. The parties agreed to exchange prisoners and the bodies of those dead.

Specialists from the Ministry of Emergency Situations were also dispatched to the area to monitor the humanitarian situation in the region and provide assistance to residents.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that 35 wagons with humanitarian aid from Russia arrived in Karabakh.