Armenia have named the culprits in the escalation on the border with Azerbaijan
The investigation Committee of Armenia has accused Azerbaijan's armed forces on the advance preparation of the escalation of the conflict that began in mid-July at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, said Friday in a press-service SK.
"Based on the evidence collected during the investigation, 37 criminal cases of the investigative Committee of Armenia on the facts of Commission of the Azerbaijani armed forces of a number of international crimes in the period from 12 to 22 July... the Investigative Committee has come to the conclusion that it is the result of early, thorough military, political and propaganda planned, organized and sanctioned directly by the higher political and military leadership of Azerbaijan," - said in a statement posted on the Agency's website.
It is noted that the SC in its opinion takes into account the volume, nature, performance characteristics and the location of the applied mortar and rocket and artillery fire weapons, the thoroughness of the analysis of selected ground targets. According to the press service, the Committee also took into account "the involvement of high-ranking military officials responsible for the development and conduct of the military operation, the number of involved personnel, the observance of the due procedure, the extent of the disregard of international humanitarian law".
The report said that in this regard, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Armenia Hayk Grigoryan published to attract the attention of the international community in the Russian and English languages two research articles posted on the Agency's website.
From 12 July at the Armenian-Azeri border clash continues in bordering regions - Tavush and Tovuz, bordering also with Georgia and located a few hundred kilometers from Nagorno-Karabakh. Later, the defense Ministry of Azerbaijan stated that the aggravation spread to the line of contact in Karabakh - Aghdam, Khojavand, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Goranboy and Tartar districts. The Armenian defense Ministry, in turn, reports about the shootings only in the Northern section of the border, hundreds of miles away from Karabakh and Nakhichevan AR. The situation in Karabakh remains relatively calm.
According to Baku, the conflict on the border killed 12 Azerbaijani servicemen, including a General. The Armenian side announced the deaths of six soldiers and wounding of nine military and one civilian. Azerbaijan and Armenia blame for the attacks on each other. A number of countries and international organizations expressed concern about the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and urged the parties to dialogue. The Russian foreign Ministry expressed readiness to mediate for the stabilization of the situation in the region.