Azeri Press Agency
March 27, 2022

MoD: “Russian MoD’s statement shows disrespect to the signed declaration”

Also see: Azerbaijan preparing to evict Russian troops from Nagorno-Karabakh

We remind you once again that there is no administrative and territorial unit called “Nagorno-Karabakh” in the territory of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told APA.

The use of the expression “Nagorno-Karabakh” in the statements of the Russian Ministry of Defense dated March 26 and 27 is disrespectful to the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which is recognized and accepted by the international community, including the Russian Federation.

We remind the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation that Article 1 of the Declaration on Allied Interaction signed by the Presidents of the two countries on February 22, 2022, states that “The Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan build their relations on the basis of allied interaction, mutual respect for independence, state sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the state borders of the two countries, as well as adherence to the principles of non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, peaceful settlement of disputes and non-use of force or threat of force”.


The statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense also demonstrates disrespect towards the declaration signed by the President of the Russian Federation, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.


Azeri Press Agency
March 27, 2022

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: “We hope that the Russian Defense Ministry will correctly indicate the name of the village in the next statements”

The Ministry of Defense reiterates that there is no village called “Furukh” in the Khojaly region of Azerbaijan. The name of the mentioned village is “FARRUKH”, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told APA.

We hope that in the following statements the name of the village will be indicated correctly.


March 26, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry accuses Azerbaijan in violating Nagorno Karabakh ceasefire, urges to pull back troops

The Russian Ministry of Defense accused Azerbaijan in violating the 2020 November 9 trilateral statement on March 24-25.

In a statement released on March 26, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that on March 24 and 25 the Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated the terms of the 2020 November 9 Statement of the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan, entered the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno Karabakh and installed an observation post. “4 strikes were carried out on the armed formations of Nagorno Karabakh with Bayraktar TB2 UAVs in the section of Parukh village,” the Russian military added.

The Russian Ministry of Defense further said that the Russian peacekeeping contingent’s command is taking measures to resolve the situation and return the troops to their initial positions. “The Azerbaijani side was urged to pull back its troops,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

On March 24-25 the Azerbaijani troops attacked Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) military positions and invaded the Parukh village.

Azeri drone strikes killed 3 Artsakh troops and wounded 15 others.