Baku, Azerbaijan – Aliyev, who said that he found the Moscow talks that resulted in a temporary ceasefire in Karabakh positive, said that Russia can make the biggest contribution to the settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
Turkey has been left out of the ceasefire table set up in Moscow, Russia.
“I consider this meeting generally positive, because the statement released after the meeting stated that the ceasefire regime has been declared for humanitarian reasons and serious negotiations with Armenia will begin,” Azerbaijani President Aliyev said in remarks to Russian RBK television about the Moscow meeting, in which a temporary ceasefire decision was taken in Karabakh.
“It was also noted that the format of the interview will not change. This means that the talks will only be held between Azerbaijan and Armenia,” he added.
“Therefore, we did not demand full surrender from them (Armenia) at the meeting in Moscow,” the Azerbaijani leader said, noting that they would prefer a political settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
Aliyev continued: “Therefore (in Moscow) we did not insist on concrete dates within the framework of the agreed statement. But the statement, of course, implies the coordinated exit of the occupying Armenian forces from our territory. Because the statement in question refers to serious negotiations, that is, basic principles.”
Aliyev also stressed that his country is ready to start talks even tomorrow. In addition, the co-chairmen of the Minsk Group said that Russia was the one who could have the most influence on the Karabakh conflict for historical and political reasons.
Russia, the United States and France are the co-presidents of the Minsk Group, which has been conducting the process of resolving the Karabakh conflict, which has been the subject of dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan for many years.
Karabakh has seen the most violent clashes in recent times since 27 September. Friday’s decisiveness was decided by the foreign ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan during a ten-hour meeting in Moscow.
Armenian troops attacked the cities of ganja and Mingachevir with missiles, in violation of the humanitarian ceasefire.
Troops of the Armenian army carried out a missile attack on civilian settlements in Ganja, the second largest city in Azerbaijan, in violation of the humanitarian ceasefire.
As a result of the missile falling on the area where the houses were located, houses and vehicles were severely damaged, while some houses were completely destroyed. According to official sources, 9 people were killed and 34 were injured in the attack.
”I have two sons, both of whom are fighting on the front lines, ” said Rahib Halilov, who lost his wife in the attack. One in Murov and the other in Gedebey. At night, as the missile came, it threw me out of the mirror. I survived for him. It was two o’clock in the night, and the intensity of the explosion threw me out the window. My brother-in-law was seriously injured, and my wife died under the rubble. They barely pulled my wife out of the wreckage. Shrapnel had hit him on the head,” he said.
”Some of our neighbors lost their lives, ” Halilov said, noting that only civilians lived in the area. Some are still under the rubble. Rescue efforts are ongoing, ” he said.
Civilians were killed and injured in the attack, while officials are continuing to rescue citizens who were left under the rubble.
A rocket fired by the Armenian army crashed into a thermal power plant in the city of Mingechevir.
In violation of the humanitarian ceasefire, the Armenian army launched a rocket attack on several civilian settlements in Azerbaijan last night. A rocket was fired at a thermal power plant in Mingechevir by the Armenian Armed Forces. It was noted that the falling rocket did not explode, while a large hole was formed where the rocket fell.
Strategic play from Russia to Turkey. A ceasefire table established in Russia with Turkey disabled decided to start peace talks and the United States, France and Russia to become mediators.
Which is in dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the status of Nagorno-Karabakh region, as violent clashes continue that began on September 27, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov mediated by the Met at the consultation meeting in Moscow, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab mnatsakanya. After an 11-hour meeting at the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Minister Lavrov read the joint statement alone. “On 10 October 2020 (yesterday) from 12: 00, a ceasefire was declared for the exchange of prisoners, prisoners and funerals in accordance with the mediation and criteria of the International Committee of the Red Cross for humanitarian purposes,” Lavrov said.
Azerbaijan and Armenia will begin substantive negotiations with the mediation of the co-chairs of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group with the aim of reaching an early peaceful solution on the basis of the principles of settlement of the issue, Lavrov said. Lavrov also quoted the parties as confirming that the format of the negotiation process had not changed. And the ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh was reached yesterday at 12.00. it began with dignity. At the moment, no information has been provided on the duration of the ceasefire announced for the exchange of prisoners and funerals in accordance with the criteria and mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The parties are also working on the parameters of the ceasefire regime.
However, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said, ” on October 5, Turkey said, ‘We are on Azerbaijan’s side until the end.’ It was a warning to other actors. Although he said,” Turkey must be in the peace process, ” Turkey was not called to the table, and Lavrov did not count Turkey in the OSCE Minsk Group that will conduct the negotiations. Thus, with Moscow’s feint, Turkey was left off the table. “Turkey is a member of the OSCE’s Minsk Group, ” Unal Ceviköz, a former ambassador and former CHP Deputy, tweeted after Russia’s stance. Even if Azerbaijan-Armenia conducts ceasefire negotiations with the co-chairs of the group, Turkey should call the Minsk Group to a meeting and ask for information and explanations about the negotiations. Let’s not get offside again!” they warned.
Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Istanbul University. Dr Hakan Güneş said: “it would not be right to say that Turkey has been left out here. Russia is already the third most powerful party apart from Armenia and Azerbaijan. He will continue to be at the table as one of the members of the Minsk Group in Turkey,” he said. Azerbaijani vice president Hikmet Hajiyev said: “Turkey is at the table. He is expected to participate in the process soon,” he said. However, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan thanked Putin for his ‘individual efforts’.