First vice-speaker of Azerbaijan`s parliament Ziyafat Asgarov has said any aircraft which violated the country`s airspace would be shot down by the air defense forces.
Asgarov, who chairs the parliament`s committee for security and defence, commented on media reports about Armenia`s starting illegal exploitation of the Khojaly airport.
"This is an unambiguous solution, and we have repeatedly stated this," Asgarov said, adding that it only applies to the flights to be operated in the occupied territories.
"Today, the Armenian civilian aircrafts operate flights through the airspace of Azerbaijan. Alongside, such flights are operated by the civil aviation of Azerbaijan as well. This procedure is regulated by international laws and conventions. I repeat: we are talking about the planned flights over the occupied territory. It is necessary to distinguish between these two concepts. Flights over this area may only take place in one case - upon Azerbaijan`s approval,” Asgarov added./AzerTAc/