Azerbaijan has rejected a proposal to evacuate soldiers injured in fighting from the battlefield, which was made through the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Armenian Foreign Ministry said Sunday, October 18.
Armenia and Azerbaijan reached an agreement on establishing a humanitarian truce on October 18.
Azerbaijan's rejection "attests to the fact that the Aliyev clan, which has turned itself into an instrument of Turkish expansionism in the region, is concerned only about holding grip on power and while being terrified of the inevitable perspective of being accountable before its own people for unleashing a war and for the numerous lives it has claimed, tries to postpone the unavoidable moment of truth," the Foreign Ministry added.
The Armenian side has also vowed to continue its efforts aimed at imposing peace on Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.