Politics 15:05 13/07/2020 Armenia

Pashinyan: No Azerbaijani provocation will go unanswered

No provocation from Azerbaijan will go unanswered, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told a special cabinet meeting on Monday, strongly condemning the Azerbaijani cross-border shelling of Armenian army outposts in Tavush Province since Sunday.

“Azerbaijan's politico-military leadership will bear full responsibility for the unpredictable consequences of the regional destabilization,” he stressed, also decrying the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s statement voicing unconditional support for Azerbaijan’s actions as a move to provoke regional instability.

In Pashinyan’s words, Azerbaijan has again resorted to its practice of overshadowing domestic problems through border escalations with overtly disdainful attitude toward human life, including the lives of Azerbaijani soldiers, who are sent for unpromising actions.

He highlighted that Azerbaijan failed to join the UN chief’s call for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic. With the deteriorating social and economic situation in Azerbaijan, the country's leadership steps up its anti-Armenian and bellicose rhetoric, Pashinyan stressed.

"Instead of calling on its people to abide by the anti-epidemiological rules, the Azerbaijani leadership is making belligerent calls, as if Armenophobia is the best way to fight coronavirus," he said.

The PM assured no provocation will no unanswered, urging Armenians to extend unconditional solidarity to the servicemen defending the homeland.

“They must have a strong rear and each of us is part of that rear,” he said, calling on people to rely solely on official sources. 



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