Turkey calls on all countries in the world to support Azerbaijan and downplay the need for a ceasefire. Armenia claimed that the Azerbaijani army had launched a large-scale attack, and the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas has been going on to the tenth day.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevrut Cavusoglu said that the international community should safeguard the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the territorial integrity of Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq.
At a joint press conference between Baku and Azerbaijan’s foreign ministers, Cavusoglu called on the international community to get rid of double standards in dealing with this crisis.
He added: “The international community has called for an immediate ceasefire, but what will happen next? What happened after the ceasefire in the past? Can they ask Armenia to immediately withdraw its troops from Azerbaijan, or find a solution to the withdrawal, or it can satisfy us. Call for years?”
Two days before Cavusoglu’s remarks, Russia, the United States, and France demanded an “unconditional” ceasefire between the conflicting countries.
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jaykhon Bairamov told reporters after a meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister that unless Armenian troops withdraw from Karabakh, there is no hope of a ceasefire.
He said: “The Armenian armed forces must leave the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, and we will fight to the last breath.”
Azerbaijan’s new offense.
Confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan and the Karabakh regional authorities, which have not yet been internationally recognized. On the morning of the 6th, fighting continued on multiple fronts.
The Armenian Ministry of Defense said that Azerbaijani forces began a large-scale attack on the southern axis of the Karabakh area on the 6th.
The Armenian Defense Ministry added that the Azerbaijani army used a large number of troops, military vehicles, and tanks in a large-scale offensive on the southern border with Iran.
Both countries stated that the other side suffered heavy losses in personnel and equipment and accused each other of attacking civilian areas.
In recent days, the scale of the conflict has expanded further after the bombing of Stepanakert, the capital of the Karabakh region, and Ganja, the second-largest city in Azerbaijan.
After several days of violent bombing, on the 6th, Stepanakert’s artillery was temporarily silent.
The Armenian Ministry of Defense said that after the international community has repeatedly called for a ceasefire, Karabakh’s battle axis was in a relatively calm state on the evening of the 5th. The ministry stated that Azerbaijan’s political leaders are responsible for the consequences of the escalation of the situation.
Armenian Prime Minister holds a military meeting.
As the military upgrade continued, Armenian Prime Minister Nicole Pasinyan held a military meeting in the Karabakh region.
The Information Department of the Presidential Palace announced that Pashinyan, accompanied by leaders of the Karabakh region (not internationally recognized) and military leaders of the Karabakh Self-Defense Force, learned about the battle lines and the situation in the Karabakh region.
It is very necessary for the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reiterate an immediate ceasefire, and pointed out that the Ministry has repeatedly emphasized this since the beginning of the conflict.
The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that there is no other option but a peaceful settlement and that the country firmly avoids any military solution.
Russian and Iranian concerns.
On the other hand, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif expressed their views on the possibility of Syrian and Libyan fighters being involved in the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region attention.
The ministry added that the ministers of the two countries expressed their “high attention to the unprecedented escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict” during the conference call, which is the second conference call between the two countries since the 2nd of this month.
Iran has taken a stand.
As the military situation escalates, Ali Akbar Vilayati, an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, said Armenia should withdraw from the “occupied territories of Azerbaijan” and return to internationally recognized borders.
Vilayati stressed that Iran’s opposition to the occupation of Azerbaijani territory is the same as the rejection of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
Advisers to Iran’s supreme leader have warned that Iran’s patience over territorial sovereignty violations is over and that it will firmly address the border issue.
Vilayati added that Iran advised Turkish friends not to add fuel to the fire and to help Azerbaijan reclaim the occupied territories without bloodshed.
Villayati said that if the information about armed groups entering Karabakh to fight is true, then those who do so will bear all the consequences of the outbreak of war.
Advisers to Iran’s supreme leader condemned the French intervention in Karabakh, calling it unacceptable and saying Armenia is a neighbor of Iran and has a long history of engagement with Iran, which does not want Armenia to suffer unnecessary losses.
At the same time, the Afghan Parliament called on Armenia to put an immediate end to its occupation of Karabakh province.
In a statement, the Afghan Parliament stressed that the Karabakh region is the territory of Azerbaijan and that the Armenian occupying forces must withdraw immediately and unconditionally from the area.
Call for an end to the war.
In response, the Russian Foreign Minister stressed the need to take concrete measures to stop the “bloodshed in the Karabakh region” and the need to resume negotiations between the two parties to the conflict.
Lavrov announced during a meeting with members of the Russian Association of European Businessmen that the foreign ministers of Russia, the United States, and France had issued a joint statement on the Karabakh conflict.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the continuing escalation of violence in the Karabakh region in the face of repeated calls from the international community for an immediate end to the fighting.
The Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stephen Dugarik, said that the Secretary-General was deeply concerned about the scale of hostilities and the bombing of densely populated areas and that all parties should abide by their obligations under international law.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations reiterates that there is no military solution to the conflict and that the parties should immediately cease all hostilities.