On October 1, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko made a phone call to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
President of Belarus inquired about the situation due to the armed clashes on the Armenia-Azerbaijan line of contact.
The head of state noted that as a result of the military provocation launched by Armenia in the morning of September 27, Azerbaijani settlements and our military positions came under heavy artillery fire. “As a result of this aggression, to date, our military servicemen and 17 civilians have been killed, more than 50 civilians have been injured and over 200 houses have been destroyed. In response, the Azerbaijani side is conducting counter-offensive operations.”
President Ilham Aliyev noted that Azerbaijani positions are already under fire from the territory of Armenia, which is totally unacceptable. The head of state emphasized that Armenia’s military aggression must end and Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity must be restored. President Ilham Aliyev also said that the Armenian side is deliberately undermining the negotiation process, and Armenia, along with pursuing military provocations, also deals a significant blow to the negotiation process.