Ambassador-at-large reacts to U.S. State Department spox’s description of unprovoked Azeri attack as “exchange of fire”


YEREVAN, MAY 12, ARTSAKHPRESS. Ambassador-at-large Edmon Marukyan has reacted to the U.S. State Department spokesperson’s press briefing where the latter described the May 11 Azerbaijani attack on Armenia in Sotk as “exchange of fire.”

“First of all, it was not an exchange of fire but another unprovoked attack by the Azerbaijan’s army, which is well known for its ISIS-like warfare conduct. Armenian army took necessary steps to defend our sovereign territory. Second, our demand is that Azerbaijan must withdraw its occupational forces from the sovereign territory of Armenia and return to the internationally recognized borders, i.e. the administrative borders that existed between both countries at the time of independence from the USSR. Third, in 2022, in Prague and Sochi, Azerbaijan committed that it will refrain from the use of force or threat of use of force,” Marukyan tweeted.

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