Negotiations between Baku and the unrecognised Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is impossible, said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, according to the head of the Republic, "it is absolutely unacceptable."
"...Recently I was informed that the Prime Minister of Armenia, Azerbaijan put seven conditions. I think any sane person can clearly see that neither one of these conditions is not acceptable. One of these conditions is the fact that Azerbaijan was negotiating with the so-called "Nagorno Karabakh Republic". It's impossible. We have stated this many times. Because there is no "Nagorno Karabakh Republic". No one recognizes a "Republic". If Armenia has the courage, let it recognize the "Nagorno Karabakh Republic", - said Aliyev, speaking at a meeting with young people in Balakan district in the North-West of the country, his words are quoted by the press service.
UN chief Antonio Guterres contacted the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan and called for immediate de-escalation of the situation, said at a briefing the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric.
"Mr Guterres spoke this morning with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Prime Minister of Armenia Pashinyan. In the course of telephone conversations the Secretary General expressed his concern about reports of fighting on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border," - said Dyuzharrik.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated that about 50 thousand of citizens have applied to participate in the fighting, but at the moment there is no need of mobilization.
"In less than a week the application is submitted almost 50 thousand citizens of Azerbaijan, most of them young people. I am grateful to them. They are ready to die for Karabakh. I am grateful to their parents for the upbringing of these children. Today the Azerbaijani army is fully equipped, there is no need to mobilize. But if need be, we will go for it," said Aliyev, his performance was broadcast channel "REAL".
Prior to the conflict statements by Baku was "preparing the public opinion in Azerbaijan to war," said Armenia's Ambassador in Moscow Vartan Toganyan. The diplomat said in an interview with RBC.
"Especially the last statement of the President (Ilham Aliyev. — Approx. ed.), on 6 July, which actually means the release of Baku from the negotiation process (on Nagorno-Karabakh. — Approx. ed.)", — said Toganyan.
Armenia and Azerbaijan, on the border where in recent days there is aggravation of the situation, you would most likely sit at the negotiating table, otherwise it will be difficult to stop a possible military conflict, says a senior research fellow name of Yevgeny Primakov Russian Academy of Sciences Viktor Nadein-Raevsky.
"The alternative to negotiations, one - military conflict and its aggravation. To stop it will be much harder than the calm side now," said Nadein-Rayevsky RIA Novosti.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said that the opposition was trying to encourage people to unlawful actions during a rally in support of the army in Baku.
And numerous unauthorized rally was held in Baku on the night of Tuesday in support of the Azerbaijani army who took to the streets accompanied by police. The participants marched through the Central streets of the capital, waving national flags and shouting "Karabakh is ours!", "Glory to army" "Soldiers ahead," "Commander in chief, declare mobilisation". A group of demonstrators tried to break into the Parliament building, the police this attempt was stopped by using water cannons.
On the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan fighting. While the sides accuse each other of escalating violence, Russia, US and UN urged to stop fighting. What is happening and what is the cause of the conflict, understood to RIA Novosti.
Nagorno — Karabakh-are still the hot spot in the South Caucasus. Negotiations in a format specially created in the nineties of the OSCE Minsk group ended large-scale fighting. But skirmishes on the line of contact happen. Baku considers Nagorno-Karabakh part of Azerbaijan. Yerevan helps the breakaway Republic, where most of the population are ethnic Armenians, and insists on the independent from Baku to the status of Artsakh (the Armenian name of the territory).
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has criticized the work of the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov, saying that could not find it in the workplace after the beginning of the escalation of the conflict on the border with Armenia.
"What did the foreign Ministry? Where was he? After the incident, July 12, we were all in the workplace. The Prime Minister in the workplace, I'm at the office until the morning. The Minister of defence, chief of staff, the head of the state security Service, the interior Minister, the head of the foreign intelligence Service, Secretary of the security Council. I couldn't find the head of the foreign Ministry. I asked Prime Minister Ali Asadov on his whereabouts," - Aliyev said on Wednesday at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the socio-economic development of Azerbaijan in the first half of 2020, his statement broadcast by AZTV state TV channel offers.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated that the CSTO has nothing to do with the incident at the state border with Armenia, as Azerbaijan were not disturbed.
"After our response, Armenia immediately appealed to the CSTO, has requested assistance from them. Where does the CSTO? Azerbaijan did not violate the border of Armenia," Aliyev said on Wednesday at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the socio-economic development of Azerbaijan in the first half of this year, his performance broadcast by AZTV state TV channel offers.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said that the international organizations are given all the information about the incident on the border with Armenia.
On Sunday, the clash happened on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan - Tovuz district, bordering on Georgia, and Tavush Marzes, respectively - within a few hundred kilometers from the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh, where the situation was calm. In the place of the attacks are military positions stationed near the village of Movses.
Special session of the General Assembly (GA) of the UN, dedicated to the fight against the pandemic coronavirus, will be held July 10 in the video conference, told RIA Novosti press-service of the foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
Earlier, President Ilham Aliyev took the initiative to hold a special session of the UN General Assembly devoted to the fight against the pandemic COVID-19.
A group of experts from Russia and Turkey arrived in Azerbaijan to combat coronavirus infection COVID-19, it will work together with local experts, reported RIA Novosti on Thursday the operational headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic.
It specified that "members of the scientific Council for COVID-19 of the Ministry of health of Turkey, as well as highly specialized physicians from Russia and Turkey will be in the hospitals a special mode to work in the field of treatment and prevention together with local experts".
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated that the country's healthcare industry must be prepared for the most critical situation caused by the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, while, according to the head of the Republic, the situation with the virus is under control.
"Today we are ready for trouble. The hospital construction of the modular type required: if previously it was believed that the ten hospitals will be modular enough, and now need another ten. We must be prepared for the most critical situation," said Aliyev in an interview to local media.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated that the negotiation process on the Karabakh conflict settlement is not actually conducted, a video conference of foreign Ministers does not have value.
Last video-conference of foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammadyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanian took place on 30 June.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev approved amendments to the Code of administrative violations, implying an increase in fines for non-use of medical masks in the epidemic of the coronavirus almost two times.
Earlier, the Azerbaijani Parliament adopted a bill providing for tougher penalties for non-use of medical masks in the epidemic COVID-19, according to which the fines increase by almost two times, for a repeated violation plan to charge up to $ 470.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday signed a law on amendments to the code of administrative offences of Azerbaijan, they imply penalties from 30 to 235 dollars for not wearing the medical masks amid the threat of the spread of coronavirus.
According to the amendments, for violation of requirements of corresponding body of Executive power in connection with the use of personal protective equipment, and also for the fact that the officers did not suppress the violation of these requirements, individuals will be fined in the amount of 50 manat ($30), officials – AZN 100 ($60), legal entities – AZN 200 ($120).