STATEMENT – Attacks on Nagorno Karabagh’s and Armenia’s Borders

For almost two years now, the gradually increasing attacks of the Azeri armed forces on Nagorno Karabagh’s and Armenia’s units guarding the borders – targeting also villages and towns located next to the conflict areas – are becoming more frequent and more furious.
Over the past week-end, with coordinated use of heavy artillery, armored vehicles and air support, the powers in Baku once more staged an unprovoked act of aggression, endangering the already tenuous cease-fire status. Let us be thankful by stating that, sustaining considerable losses in casualties and materiel, the aggressors retreated after crashing against the unshakable defensive line of the Armenian forces.

As a global, internationally active Armenian humanitarian organization, the Armenian Relief Society, founded on the principles of the International Red Cross and Crescent, as well as the Geneva Convention and the United Nations Organization’s Declaration of Human Rights, based on the civilized world’s universal human values, the Armenian Relief Society cannot stay indifferent in view of murderous attacks on schoolchildren and peaceful, harmless populations.

Unanimously with all decent peoples, we condemn the indiscriminating armed attacks targeting Armenian populations, the number of whose innocent victims – killed, wounded and maimed — keeps increasing with every murderous attack. Therefore, We call upon all international and all non-governmental entities to express their revulsion in view of the continuous bloodshed caused by these premeditated actions of violence.

CENTRAL EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE ARMENIAN RELIEF SOCIETY, INC.
April 2, 2016