Answer by the MFA Spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan to the question of Aysor.am news agency26 February, 2021
Question: The Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan issued a statement on the events near the town of Aghdam of 1992, once again voicing the traditional accusations against Armenia. How would you comment on that?
Answer: Azerbaijan has unleashed two large-scale wars against the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination resulting in tens of thousands of casualties. Azerbaijan bears full responsibility for the losses and deprivations of the people of the region for three decades.
During the two wars unleashed against the people of Artsakh as well as the period preceding it, Azerbaijani side resorted to mass atrocities, including ethnic cleansing and war crimes. The murders of the Armenian civilians by Azerbaijani soldiers in the territories of the Hadrut region of Artsakh fallen under its control during the recent war have been described as war crimes by the respective international bodies, specifically the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.