Aliyev says he will fight ‘to the end’ if Karabakh negotiations fail

Aliyev says he will fight 'to the end' if Karabakh negotiations fail

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev said on Sunday his troops would “go to the end” should negotiations fail to result in an agreement by ethnic Armenian forces to withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions.

Aliyev also said Armenia had “no basis” to request Russian military assistance in the conflict.

Aliyev, quoted by state news agency Azertag, said he wanted to resolve the conflict through negotiations that would result in the withdrawal of ethnic Armenian forces.

“Otherwise,” he said, “we will continue by any means to restore our territorial integrity and … we will go to the end.”

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