Azerbaijani community living in Hungary is worried about the escalation of war between Azerbaijan and Armenia
Azerbaijani-Hungarian Youth Union (AHYU) contacted Daily News Hungary to express the worry of Azerbaijani community living in Hungary about Armenia’s violent military breach of ceasefire at around 6 AM on September 27, 2020 which lead to the escalation of war. The Armenian armed forces intensively fired on the positions of the Azerbaijani army as well as densely populated civilian settlements using large caliber machine guns and sniper rifles. Therefore, there are continuous casualties among the civilian population and military personelle of Azerbaijan, many houses and civilian facilities were severely damaged. Such actions of Armenia overburden medical facilities as well as healthcare system of Azerbaijan, especially during pandemic.
The deliberate targeting of civilians is a gross violation of international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Conventions of 1949. This is the continuation of military provocation happened in Tovuz in July 2020. Morover, Armenia also settles many terrorists from different countries, such as Lebanon and Syria in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and recruits them for their army to fight against our army. Unfortunately, Armenia does not want to implement UN Security Council Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884, UN General Assembly resolutions on the Situation in the Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan adopted in 2006 and 2008, and ignors the appeals of the WHO and other influential international organizations regarding the current pandemic, as well as the norms and principles of international law.
Azerbaijani-Hungarian Youth Union (AHYU) calls the world community and international organizations to put pressure on Armenia and stop its aggressive policy as well as demand immediately liberation of the occupied Azerbaijani territories. All the world needs to ensure that the Armenian government complies with international laws and norms.
Moreover, the Board Members of AHYU thanked Hungary for supporting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan since the conflict started. It was also noted that Azerbaijani-Hungarian relationship improved over last several years, especially trade, scholarship programs, business opportunities and cooperation on youth level improved between two countries. There are currently more than one thousand Azerbaijani people who live, work and study in Hungary and they are deeply concerned that peace in the Caucasus region is under a grave danger.