Armenia’s Social-Democrat Hunchak Party Executive Committee issued a statement today, which reads: “With the start of 2015, Azerbaijan has continued to increase tension and provocation at its borders with Armenia and Artsakh. It is also true Armenia’s Armed Forces have been able to respond in a strict manner in repelling these Azeri aggressions, however, as a result of Baku’s policy of provocations our servicemen are paying the ultimate price in the service to their nation.
Moreover, Azerbaijan, on a daily bases, continues to increase this policy of provocation with the utilization of drones and various types of advanced weaponry, thus violation its requested 1994 ceasefire. Despite the current situation, the OSCE Minsk Group, which is mandated by the international community as a mediator, has no command of the situation, and has no influence on Baku’s activities.
Based on the aforementioned, the Social Democrat Hunchak Party calls on the Government of Armenia to withdraw from the peace negotiation process, and demand the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries exert real pressure on Baku to cease its policy of aggression and provocations. Armenia’s continued participation in the negotiation process is illogical when Azerbaijan continues to increase tensions with its policy of aggression and provocation.