Armenia conducted another armed provocation against Azerbaijan April 2 overnight, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at a meeting of the country’s Security Council April 2.
The president added that the provocation has not been conducted for the first time.
President Aliyev said that such a provocation was carried out in the Qazakh district on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The president added that as a result, two Azerbaijani servicemen were killed.
“A deserving response was given to the Armenian armed forces,” the president said. “Armenia was put in its place.”
He further said that a proper response was given by the Azerbaijani army during a provocation from the Armenian side on April 2.
“Armenia suffered a devastating blow, and huge losses,” said the president.
President Aliyev pointed out that moreover, Azerbaijani servicemen not only prevented the provocation, but also took more favorable military positions.
He said that Azerbaijan’s superiority on the contact line has strengthened even more.
“As a result of the military operation, I would like to stress that it was carried out as a response to the provocation, Azerbaijan gained a great military victory,” said the president. “On this occasion, I would like to congratulate Azerbaijani army and all people of the country.”
President Aliyev expressed confidence that Armenia’s further provocations will not remain unanswered and an adequate response will be given.
The president said that Azerbaijani servicemen protect and fight for the homeland, become martyrs, and memory of them will forever live in people’s hearts.
“The reason for Armenia’s actions is not a secret for me,” the president said. “I have repeatedly expressed my opinion in this regard to the public of Azerbaijan, the mediators, the presidents of the mediating countries. Armenia does not want peace. Armenia does not want to withdraw its troops from the occupied territories. It is trying everything to maintain the status quo.”
“A lot of evidence can testify to these words,” the president said. “The negotiation process has been going on for over 20 years. Armenia always resorted to provocations in the decisive moments during these 20 years.”
“The Armenian side always created tension on the contact line,” the president said. “At the same time, a terrorist attack committed in the Armenian parliament at the end of the last century was aimed at preventing a possible agreement on the conflict and thus preserving the status quo.”