YEREVAN, Oct 2 – Novosti. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that Yerevan will seek to bring to justice those responsible for the execution of Armenian prisoners of war.
“Another horrifying video is circulating on social media: Azerbaijani soldiers arbitrarily shoot a group of Armenian prisoners of war on the sovereign territory of Armenia,” Pashinyan wrote on Twitter .
According to him, the international community “should resolutely condemn this war crime and take appropriate measures to stop Azerbaijan’s aggression.”
“Armenia will use all available international mechanisms to investigate and bring to justice (the perpetrators). Such acts of violence should be treated properly, with consequences for the aggressor,” Pashinyan said.
EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar said earlier that if the authenticity of the video is proven, then this is a war crime that must be investigated and those responsible punished.
The Armenian Defense Ministry told Sputnik Armenia that they have no doubts about the authenticity of the footage, but cannot yet report on the scene and the chronology of events.
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On the night of September 13, hostilities broke out on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the parties accused each other of starting the escalation. Yerevan stated that the Azerbaijani military fired at the border territories of Armenia – Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor, Syunik regions (connects Armenia with Iran ) using artillery and drones. These territories have nothing to do with Karabakh. Baku stated that the Armenian military fired at the positions of the Azerbaijani troops on the border, there was a clash . The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry accused Armenia of intending to disrupt the peace process. Both sides reported casualties among their military.
By morning, the parties agreed on a ceasefire. As the head of the international committee of the Federation Council Grigory Karasin told Novosti , a truce on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan was achieved thanks to the efforts of Russia – including after the conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the work of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Collective Security Council of the CSTO reached an agreement to send a mission to Armenia headed by the organization’s Secretary General Stanislav Zas.