Protest held against Armenia's border attacks in Hungary
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Protest held against Armenia's border attacks in Hungary

Cross-border attacks last week martyred 12 Azerbaijani soldiers

News Service AA

Dozens of people in the Hungarian capital Budapest on Saturday attended a protest held against Armenia's cross-border attacks on Azerbaijan and its continued occupation of Upper Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) region.

The protest was organized by Azerbaijani associations based in Hungary.

Carrying Azerbaijani, Turkish and Hungarian flags, the protesters chanted slogans.

Ramiz Emirli, the head of the Azerbaijani-Hungarian Brotherhood Association, told Anadolu Agency that they organized the protests to announce in Europe that Armenia attacked Azerbaijan and martyred its soldiers.

Armenian attacks since last Sunday have martyred a dozen Azerbaijani soldiers. However, they have since withdrawn after suffering losses following retaliation from the Azerbaijani military.

Azerbaijan has blamed Armenia for the "provocative" actions, with Turkey supporting Baku and warning Yerevan that it will not hesitate to stand against any attack on its eastern neighbor.

Since 1991 the Armenian military has illegally occupied the Upper Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) region, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.

Four UN Security Council and two UN General Assembly resolutions, as well as decisions by many international organizations, refer to the illegal occupation and demand the withdrawal of Armenian forces from Upper Karabakh and seven other occupied regions of Azerbaijan.

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