At today’s extraordinary meeting of the Azerbaijan National Assembly, a declaration of martial law in some cities and regions of the country was adopted.
While the statement about the state of emergency was announced by the deputy Hikmet Babaoğlu, he said that the decision would be approved by the President of Azerbaijan within 8 hours: “Finally, it is time to liberate the occupied Azerbaijani territories. We call on those living in the relevant cities and regions to comply with the requirements of martial law and curfew. “
The deputy noted that the situation was transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs with the declaration of curfew: “Curfew will be implemented in the relevant cities and regions.”
The President says that in accordance with Article 111 of the Constitution when a foreign state or states actually occupy a certain part of the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic and when a real threat of armed attack against the Azerbaijan Republic emerges and the Azerbaijan Republic declares war, state of emergency may be declared.
Azerbaijan Army calls on the Armenian garrison in Agdere to surrender
In the statement made by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense, it was marked that a call to surrender was made in order to avoid damage and loss. Ministry of Defense announced, “The Azerbaijan General Staff offered the Armenian command not to resist, to lay down their weapons and to surrender in order not to completely destroy the garrison of the Armenian Armed Forces in Agdere settlement and not to increase the number of casualties.”
The Azerbaijan Army further states that the treatment of prisoners of war and civilians will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law. If there is resistance, every armed person will be neutralized by us. “