Any attempt by Azerbaijan to call its threats to life will have quite predictable and extremely dangerous consequences, Artsakh Foreign Ministry Spokesman has said.
The comments come after Azerbaijani Defense Ministry’s statement, in which it accuses the Armenian side of shelling the Azeri territory and threatens to strike a blow to populated areas in Karabakh.
“The Defense Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh has already refuted this statement of the Azerbaijani side. We, in turn have repeatedly noted that by accusing the Armenian sides of violating the ceasefire regime the Azerbaijani authorities, in fact, try to conceal their responsibility for escalating the tensions on the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan and undermine the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs aimed at the settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict exclusively by peaceful means,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Artak Nersisyan said in comments to News.am
He deemed the threats of Azerbaijan to shell the settlements in the depth of the territory of the Republic of Artsakh as “extremely irresponsible.”
“This is not the first time the Azerbaijani side makes such statements. Back in April 2016, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister threatened to launch missile strike on Stepanakert, the capital city of Artsakh,” Nersisyan reminded.
“It seems that the Azerbaijani side does not fully realize the seriousness of its actions and statements, since any attempt to call such threats to life will have quite predictable and extremely dangerous consequences, first of all, for Azerbaijan itself,” the Spokesperson concluded.