On 27 September, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of carrying out provocations in the area of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-majority land that proclaimed independence from then Soviet Republic od Azerbaijan in 1991 and has since sought international recognition.
Yerevan and the Nagorno-Karabakh republic immediately took the decision to declare martial law and a full-scale mobilisation. Baku, for its part, declared partial martial law and shortly thereafter announced partial mobilisation. Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh have all reported casualties, both military and civilian.
The international community has urged the sides to the decades-old conflict to cease fire and return to the negotiating table within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.
The region has been engulfed in armed clashes since the end of September, when hostilities between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh on the one side and Azerbaijan on the other erupted into a major conflict. Both Baku and Yerevan accused each other of aggression in Karabakh and announced mobilisations.
Earlier, Yerevan reported destroying an entire Azerbaijani battalion, during skirmishes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, as well as a tank and a base containing stockpiles of petroleum, oil and lubricants for Azerbaijani vehicles.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two drones fell in the Georgian eastern region of Kakheti that borders Azerbaijan, the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs said on Wednesday, as clashes continue between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh have been going on for over a week, with the two sides accusing each other of aggression. Both Baku and Yerevan announced mobilisations and have published numerous videos of military vehicles destroyed in the area.
An armed conflict erupted on 27 September in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, bordering north-western Iran, between Azerbaijan on one side, and a breakaway republic supported by Armenia on the other. The hostilities have already led to the destruction of property and injuries to one Iranian as a result of miscalculated fire between the warring parties.
ANKARA (Sputnik) – Syrian President Bashar Assad’s statements about Turkey sending Syrian terrorists to Nagorno-Karabakh are related to his negative attitude to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish opposition lawmaker Ozturk Yilmaz told Sputnik on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Greece supports an immediate termination of violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh and believes that involvement of third parties in the conflict should end, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday.
Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Azerbaijan to go ahead with its offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh, while Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused Ankara of being directly involved in the Azeri-Armenian hostilities.
Ankara previously promised to support Baku "both in negotiations and in combat", with Erdogan claiming that Armenia must leave "occupied Azerbaijani territories".
The mainly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh region declared its independence from Azerbaijan in the 1990s, which led to a major conflict between Yerevan and Baku, that lasted until 1994. A new round of clashes broke out slightly over a week ago when the sides accused each other of violating the ceasefire along the line of contact.
The flare-up of fighting in the contested South Caucas region of Nagorno-Karabakh entered its eight day on Monday, with both sides accusing one another of starting the conflagration. The escalation in the region is just the latest in a confrontation which has lasted over thirty years, and which has claimed the lives of as many as 40,000 people.
On September 27, the frozen war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh exploded into large-scale clashes. The conflict for the 4,400 square kilometer chunk of mountainous South Caucasus territory has its direct origins in the late Soviet period.
Yerevan has repeatedly accused Ankara of militarily supporting and even commanding Azerbaijani operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and of redeploying jihadist militants from Syria and Libya to fight Karabakh's self-defence forces. Baku and Ankara have forcefully denied the allegations.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in the early hours of Monday expressed solidarity with the Armenian people in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and called on Turkey that support Azerbaijan to disengage.
On Sunday, four civilians were killed and 10 were wounded after Stepanakert, the capital of the unrecognised Artsakh Republic (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) and the settlement of Shusha were shelled.
A fresh round of hostilities in the Armenian-dominated Nagorno-Karabakh region, a self-proclaimed republic that declared independence from Azerbaijan in the 1990s, broke out slightly over a week ago when Yerevan and Baku accused each other of violating the ceasefire and carrying out provocations along the line of contact.
On 4 October, the city of Stepanakert, the capital of the unrecognized self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, got hit by an artillery strike, with an Armenian MoD representative warning of civilian casualties inflicted during the attack.
Major fighting in the contested South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh began last Sunday, with both sides accusing one another of starting the conflagration, and claiming that their forces have killed thousands of enemy troops.
Sunday marked the seventh straight day of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh between forces from the Armenian-backed self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh and the Azerbaijani military. At least 36 civilians and hundreds of troops are thought to have been killed, with both sides also accusing each other of deliberately targeting populated areas.
Prior to the emergence of reports regarding his alleged injury, Arayik Harutyunyan appeared in a Facebook broadcast.