By Rashid Shirinov
Sabir Yusifov, the father of a 13-year-old Azerbaijani teenager who was injured by the Armenian militaries, has urged international organizations not to remain indifferent to the Armenians’ crimes.
The Armenian armed forces broke the ceasefire and targeted the Garalar village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz region on August 7. The intense shelling resulted in wounding of teenager Ramil Yusibov. The boy was in the yard of his house when an Armenian shell fell there. Receiving multiple shrapnel wounds, Ramil was urgently operated in the region hospital.
“How long will international organizations turn a blind eye to this injustice?” Sabir Yusifov told Azertac on August 10.
“Our village is on the border with Armenia’s Berd region. As a result of the Armenians’ another provocation my son Ramin was shot in his leg,” said the father. “I’m grateful to our doctors who treated my son.”
He reminded that one month ago, on July 4, the Armenian troops intentionally shelled Alkhanli village of Azerbaijan, killing Sahiba Allahverdiyeva, 51, and her two-year-old granddaughter Zahra Guliyeva, and injuring Sarvinaz Guliyeva. “This time my son was their target,” added Yusifov.
Doctors in Tovuz extracted many bullet fragments from the boy`s leg after he was wounded by the Armenian troops. His health state is normal now.
Yusifov noted that the Armenian army deliberately targets civilians and children: “Their aim is to make us flee our ancestral lands. But they won’t be able to reach their cowardly aims because the Azerbaijani army protects us. They are afraid of facing the Azerbaijani army and therefore shell villages. But each time they do this, our army gives adequate response,” he said.
Armenia still remains unpunished for shelling of Azerbaijani citizens as no international organization has taken a serious action against the aggressor country. The indifference of the international community to these provocations is one of the main reasons why the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is still unresolved.
Azerbaijan and Armenia for over two decades have been locked in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which emerged over Armenian territorial claims. Since the 1990s war, Armenian armed forces have occupied over 20 percent of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions. The UN Security Council adopted four resolutions on Armenian withdrawal, but they have not been enforced to this day.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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