"We will remember our history but we have no territorial claims in any countries, including Armenia", Aliev said.
The Azeri leader added that Azerbaijan has no plans to use force on the territory of compact residence of Armenians in Karabakh. According to him, Azerbaijan treats these Armenians as their citizens, in spite of the fact that they reside in the territory controlled by Russian peacekeepers. Aliev said that humanitarian and logistic support confirms this approach.
The escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh began on September 27, 2020, when the Azeri side shelled settlements and military bases in Karabakh. The Armenian government claimed martial law. In November, the ceasefire followed, and 1,960 Russian peacekeepers entered Karabakh. However, soon after that, Armenia claimed that Azerbaijan went for another offensive. In December, the sides blamed each other for breaking the ceasefire.
In late March, the Armenian Parliament canceled the martial law in Nagorno-Karabakh.