Statement of the Azerbaijan Student Youth Organizations’ Union on the missile attack on Ganja city
On the night from 16th to 17th Armenian armed forces attacked the residential area in Ganja, the second-largest city in Azerbaijan, with the internationally prohibited “SCUD” missile rockets. As a result of these indiscriminate attacks 13 innocent people, including 2 children lost their lives, and more than 50 civilians were injured.
This attack took place just a few days after a rocket fired on Ganja on 11 October killed 10 people and wounded more than 40. It is clear that impunity of Armenia encourages this terrorist state to continue its vicious attacks against the civilian population of Azerbaijan, while grossly violating the norms and principles of international law. Once again Armenia proves that it’s a biggest threat to the regional security.
We strongly condemn the terroristic and barbarian actions of the Armenian armed forces, which target civilians grossly violating the Geneva Conventions. International community should not turn a blind eye to war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by Armenia and condemn this state in the strongest terms.
The only way to ensure peace and stability in our region is to demand that Armenia withdraws all Armenian forces from occupied territories of Azerbaijan, as required by the UN Security Council resolutions 822, 853, 874, 884. We call on international organizations and world youth to stand with Azerbaijan in its fight against terrorism!