Artsakh's Army Improves Positions in Berdzor Direction
The adversary was unable to advance in the direction of Berdzor despite its efforts.
The adversary was unable to advance in the direction of Berdzor despite its efforts.
This war crime, which is a gross violation of international humanitarian law and customary law, clearly demonstrates that the people of Artsakh are Azerbaijan’s target, including newborn babies, mothers, and the elders.
One civilian was killed and two were wounded in Shushi. The human damages in Stepanakert are being clarified. Large-scale destructions are reported in Stepanakert, including at the Maternal and Child Health Center.
"At least the battles continue, which raises regret and concern," Kremlin spokesperson said.
“We have closed the road. There were Turks among those who remained in traffic jam. They came armed with hammers and hit our friend to his head. There were about five of them,” one of the participants of the rally told live on Facebook.
Ambassador Lacôte reaffirmed the need for solely a peaceful and diplomatic settlement of the conflict.
The statement of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that the Armed Forces of Armenia allegedly hit the town of Barda with Smerch is groundless and false.
Armenia’s Ministry of Defense reports about shooting down another Azerbaijani UAV.
Jalal Harutyunyan is our hero, and generations must be educated by his example.
Currently, battles of local significance are taking place in certain sections of the front line.
"Beginning September 27, 2020, and continuing until the present, schools, hospitals, churches, and homes of Armenians in Artsakh and Armenia have been under attack by Turkey and Azerbaijan with the mission of continued genocide…."
"The level of the activities with Russia should be high enough to make it plain that we are dealing with anti-terrorist elements here," the analyst added.
According to the information received by the Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman's Office, Azerbaijan continues to strike the peaceful settlements of Artsakh.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi will visit Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkey to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, RIA Novosti reported, citing Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh
Ombudsman Tatoyan introduced the French parliamentarians on the actions being carried out by Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia which are directed against civilians and non-military infrastructure. He stated that 2 civilians were killed and 2 wounded in Armenia, as well as several homes were damaged from the Azerbaijani actions. According to the data provided by the Office of the...
Based on the results of the fact-finding mission, the staff of the Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman updated the information on the consequences of the Azerbaijani crimes against the Artsakh civilian population since September 27.
Leader of the Bright Armenia faction Edmon Marukyan posted his faction’s application on his Facebook page which states
"The Azerbaijani side is using UAVs in that direction", she said.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1009.
The meeting was also attended by head of the Friends of Crimea Armenian club, president of the Constitutional Law Union party Hayk Babukhanyan and chief advisor to the Artsakh president- Ambassador at large Rudik Hyusnunts.
There are reports of wounded.
The violations carried out by the adversary near the southern border of the Republic of Armenia have not resulted in any Armenian casualties or injuries. The Armenian side has already acted in response.
"Having fixed the regular violation of ceasefire and the shelling of Armenia’s state territory, Armenia’s Ministry of Defense reports that it will have to strike in response in the direction of Azerbaijani forces", she said.
"The stable tense situation is generally maintained in the upper subregion of Askeran," the service said.
At the moment, local battles are taking place in several sectors of the front line.
The Armenian people are ready for mutual concessions. I think yes, the Armenian people are ready even for painful mutual compromises.
''Like the previous times, the agreement reached with the mediation of the USA and participation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs, that reaffirmed the commitment of the sides to reach and observe a humanitarian ceasefire assumed on October 10 in Moscow and October 17 in Paris under the initiative of the Russian and French Presidents, today was again grossly violated by official Baku. Particularly...
"The enemy uses cannon-launched and rocket artillery, including tanks in the direction of the Defense Army positions", she said.
Heavy fights continue in south-east of Artsakh. Representative of Ministry of Defense of Armenia Artrsun Hovhannisyan reports about it on his page on Facebook.
Months and even years before the military aggression by Azerbaijan on September 27, the Azerbaijani leadership was using very harsh, militaristic rhetoric and overtly voicing, at the highest levels of government, its intentions to resolve the conflict through a fully fledged war.
During the day, a number of settlements were targeted, including the village of Avetaranots in the Askeran region, where an hour ago, from the fire of ''Smerch'' multiple rocket launcher, a civilian, Gevorg Hambardzumyan, was killed; and two civilians, Henrikh Adamyan and Andrey Hambardzumyan, were wounded.
We also highly value the resolution of the Austrian parliament which condemns Turkey’s military intervention to the NK conflict and arms supply to Azerbaijan,” the message of President Armen Sarkissian reads in particular.
The Kremlin closely follows the situation in Nagorno Karabakh and reiterates that there can’t be an alternative to a peaceful solution to the conflict, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters, Armenpress reports.
The Azerbaijani military fired one missile from a Smerch heavy multiple rocket launcher at the village of Zardarashen in Martuni region, Artsakh, the ministry of Defence informs.
Mel Gibson has issued a video message about the war in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).
The Secretary-General of the UN welcomes the joint statement issued today by the Governments of the United States, Armenia and Azerbaijan announcing that the humanitarian ceasefire agreed in Moscow on 10 October and reaffirmed in Paris on 17 October will take effect at 8 a.m., local time, on Monday 26 October. He commends the facilitation efforts of the United States, with the support of the OSCE Minsk...
The Armenian side will continue to strictly adhere to the ceasefire regime.
Armenia’s Ministry of Defense reiterates officially that the Armenian side strictly adheres to the ceasefire set from 8 a.m. today.
He reminded that overnight October 10, after more than 11 hours of talks, the Russian, Azeri and Armenian foreign ministers, with participation of representatives of USA and France, agreed over a joint statement which envisaged the establishment of a ceasefire and the restoration of the substantive negotiations process.
"A while ago the enemy used military aviation in the direction of Martuni, grossly violating the agreement on humanitarian ceasefire," the statement says.
"The Armenian side continues to strictly adhere to the ceasefire regime"- the Armenian prime-minister wrote.
Situation in peaceful settlements of Artsakh after 8 a.m. is relatively calm, Artsakh Emergency Situations State Service reports.
Grossly violating the ceasefire agreement reached in the USA, starting from 8.45 a.m. today Azerbaijani armed forces opened artillery fire at the positions of Artsakh’s Defense Army in north-eastern direction.
The Ministry of Defense of The Republic of Artsakh states that the DA’s units are strictly following the agreement, while the hostile force’s accusations not only have nothing in common with reality, but have actually been made in the framework for preparing an information groundwork for follow-on provocations.
The Co-Chairs urged the sides to take immediate steps to implement all aspects of the October 10 Moscow Joint Statement in accordance with their commitments, noting that they had reaffirmed these commitments with Paris on October 18.
I welcome the agreement reached through the mediation of the United States of America and with the participation of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group affirming the commitments of the respective parties to implement a humanitarian ceasefire.
The humanitarian ceasefire will take effect at 08:00 a.m. local time (12:00 a.m. EDT) on October 26, 2020.
''We will solve that issue. I call it an ''easy case''. Go and tell this to the people. Armenia. It's easy to solve if you know what to do'', Trump said.
“We spent all week-end trying to reach peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Armenia agreed to the ceasefire, Azerbaijan not yet. We are pushing them toward it,” O’Brien told CBS.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received a French parliamentary delegation in visit to Armenia. The Prime Minister thanked them for visiting Armenia at this difficult time and for standing by the Armenian people.
In his words, the main actions that should be taken to stop the arrogant and aggressive behavior of the enemy and to inflict irreparable losses on him have been discussed on spot.
On behalf of the authorities and people of Artsakh, Masis Mayilian expressed deep gratitude for the steadfast support of the aspirations of the people of Artsakh to live in peace on their journey to build a democratic country based on the rule of law and human rights.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 974.
At the moment battles of local significance are taking place in all directions of the front line.
There are no military objects in these settlements.
The need for the ICRC representatives to visit the prisoners of war and the hostage held captive in Azerbaijan and to ensure compliance by official Baku with its obligations under international humanitarian law regarding the captives' treatment and conditions of their detention was underlined.
The interlocutors touched upon the situation on the ground in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Minister Mnatsakanyan expressed deep concern over Azerbaijan’s undermining of the agreements on cessation of hostilities reached on October 10 and October 17, and stressed that Azerbaijan's ambitions to resolve the conflict by military means are a challenge for the region.
Karabakh Defense Army destroys enemy's TOS-1 heavy artillery system
The total death toll of the Armenian side since the launch of hostilities by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 963.
Aliyev and Erdogan must be made to understand that if they continue with this war, there will be consequences. The United States will not stand idly by.
"As too many of us sit on our butts, Armenians are being slaughtered by Trump pal [Turkish president] Erdogan with weapons WE provided. THIS is NOT America! Biden for America’s new birth!" Penn wrote on Twitter.
The coronavirus death toll reached 1157 (+12), deaths among Covid-19 patients from other illnesses reached 333 (+4).
The Defence Army is successfully stopping the offensive operations of the adversary and are in control of the tactical situation.
Minister Mnatsakanyan noted that the violation of the ceasefire agreements by Azerbaijan and the continuation of hostilities against the people of Artsakh once again demonstrate Azerbaijan's goal of resolving the issue by military means.
Trump, however, refused to comment whether he had held phone conversations with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The medical staff briefed the Prime Minister on the servicemen’s health status and the recovery process. Nikol Pashinyan talked to the servicemen, wished them a speedy recovery and thanked them for selfless service.
One Azerbaijani service member was captured in the operation and is currently being treated by Armenian doctors.
What is most important to us is this, the free life in dignity, in safety and security for our people in Nagorno-Karabakh.
In his address Harutyunyan highly assessed Russian and Russia’s presidents diplomatic efforts for ending the aggression and wide scale war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Siromolotov had a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to the Russian Federation Vardan Toghanyan, NEWS.am reports.
As long as the conflict continues in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and has not moved to Armenia, it is inappropriate to talk about CSTO engagement, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksandr Pankin said, RIA Novosti reported.
Russia is doing everything possible to end the war in Nagorno-Karabakh and move the conflict settlement process to a peaceful course. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian president, on Friday told this to reporters in response to a question whether Russia was ready to host a meeting in Moscow between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 927.
The Presidents of Armenia and France also stated with satisfaction that privileged Armenian-French relations, based on the centuries-long ties and friendship of the two nations, continue to develop in the spirit of friendship and mutual understanding.
In the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Human Rights Watch is investigating whether all sides of the conflict adhere to international humanitarian law, which requires armed forces to distinguish between combatants and civilians, and between military objects and civilian objects, at all times.
Minister Mnatsakanyan held a meeting with the US Acting Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today will hold separate meetings with the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Jeyhun Bayramov to discuss the Nagorno Karabakh conflict on October 23 in Washington, D.C.
Currently, local battles are taking place in all directions of the front line.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 900.
Russian and Turkey’s positions over the situation in the South Caucasus do not coincide.
“This conflict started not only as inter-state conflict and fight for territories, but with the ethnic confrontation. Unfortunately, it is fact that cruel crimes were committed against the Armenian people in Sumgait and Nagorno Karabakh. We must take it into consideration, in general,” Russia’s president said.
He also added that his health condition is normal, the doctors are treating the wound and putting on a new bandage.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 874.
In accordance with the article 36 EEU-member states provide preferential tariffs for imports of goods originated from number of developing or least developed states.
Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan has today addressed Armenians in a video message from the trench.
It must be definite for Azerbaijan – political negotiations for the settlement of the conflict must take place only and only in case of full establishment of ceasefire and introduction of control mechanisms,
They slammed the ongoing Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh.
“These are mainly local fights. Different groups of enemy’s troops are being eliminated,” he wrote.
Artsakh Defence Army has released a video showing destruction of Azerbaijani military infrastructure.
The coronavirus death toll reached 1131 (+10), deaths among Covid-19 patients from other illnesses reached 327 (+6).
The Azerbaijani armed forces are firing artillery strikes at the town of Martuni and nearby villages
The statement from Azerbaijan that "Armenia fired ballistic missiles in the direction of Gabala and Kurdamir" is complete nonsense and a cynical lie.
"The DA unis are successfully negating the enemy intentions for altering the operational situation in their advantage and continue to carry out their mission", she said.
The Republic of Armenia consistently supports the unconditional implementation of the agreements on the cessation of hostilities set in the statements reached on October 10 and October 17, with the mediation of the leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries.
He said that he will talk with the Armenian and Azerbaijani FMs about that on Friday.
Evidence of the use of Czech DANA self-propelled artillery systems has been made available to the relevant services of the Defence Army.
President of the European Council Charles Michel said today that violence in Nagorno Karabakh must stop.
On October 21, following the phone conversations of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as the mediation efforts of Russia aimed at ceasing hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, the meeting was held in Moscow between the Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
Within the framework of the fact-finding mission carried out by the staff of the Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman, an ad hoc public report was released on the "The Azerbaijani targeted attacks against the St. Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Shushi, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) as a war crime and crime against humanity". The report is available in English.
His Holiness Garegin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on October 21 had a meeting with the former presidents of the Republic of Artsakh Arkady Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
During the visit, President Sarkissian is expected to meet with the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Josep Borrell, President of the European Council Charles Michel, other high level officials. The meetings were initiated by President Armen Sarkissian.
During the night of October 20, there was a relative ceasefire in all settlements, but Martakert and its neighbouring villages were once again targeted by the adversary at dawn.
"The situation is relatively stable but tense", she said.
The leaders stressed their readiness to continue close coordination between Russia and France as co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and within the United Nations Security Council.
"We warned about entering the hell", she said.
Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received on October 20 "My Step" faction lawmakers led by NA speaker Ararat Mirzoyan.
Canada, which is well-aware of the fact and recognized the Armenian Genocide, today too manifested its principled and human nature and suspended Turkey’s export permits for acquisition of military gear.
Asked why Armenia does not apply to the CSTO, the deputy FM said that it is too early to assess the border shooting as aggression.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met at the main government building with the two former presidents of the Republic of Artsakh Arkadi Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan, the press office of the government of Armenia informs.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 772.
Also, he urged both sides of this conflict to be committed to international regulations.
"Intensive fierce battles in the southern sector continue. The DefenseArmy subdivisions take commensurate measures to repel the attack", she said.
Defence Army is in control of the tactical situation and their operations have cause great losses of manpower and military equipment to the adversary.
Masis Mayilyan stressed that in the current situation, the international community should take more active and effective steps, not limited to unaddressed calls, which are ostensibly rejected by Azerbaijan and Turkey.
‘’In fact, we are living a decisive period and my call addressed to our people is that we have to unitedly overcome this crucial challenge. Today we most of all need the participation and responsibility of al of us’’, Poghosyan said.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan gave an interview to Russian TASS news agency. Below is the English transcript of the interview.
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan expressed readiness to arrive in Moscow to hold negotiations with Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev over Nagorno Karabakh conflict
The meeting of the Security Council started with a prayer by the Catholicos of All Armenians. The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh following the Azerbaijani-Turkish offensive and the steps to counter the aggression were discussed during the meeting.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 729.
The minister also said that Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan may soon agree to introduce a ceasefire verification mechanism.
Armenia’s president is demanding answers from NATO over the involvement of Turkey in the Nagorno-Karabakh war.
In parallel with the fighting on the night of October 18-19, Azerbaijan once again violated the ceasefire agreement, opened fire on peaceful settlements in the Republic of Artsakh, and targeted civilian facilities, the Artsakh State Emergency Situations Service reports.
We are committed to a settlement exclusively through peaceful means - through the negotiation process.
In order to silence the adversary’s firing points, the Defense Army units take adequate actions, keeping the operative situation under control.
The Human Rights Defender received an alarming call today certifying that Azerbaijani military forces beheaded an Armenian soldier several days ago.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 710.
Despite the new agreement on a humanitarian truce, during the day the adversary continued trying to violate the airspace of Artsakh with UAVs.
International recognition of the Republic of Artsakh is the only way to stop the Azerbaijani-Turkish perfidious behaviour that undermines the efforts and authority of international mediators.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has given an interview to France 24.
Armenia deplores this one-sided, biased and selective statement, which gives Azerbaijan “clearance” to continue breaching with impunity the international law, including the international humanitarian law and international customary law.
The abovementioned attests to the fact that the Aliyev clan, which has turned itself into an instrument of Turkish expansionism in the region, is concerned only about holding grip on power and while being terrified of the inevitable perspective of being accountable before its own people for unleashing a war and for the numerous lives it has claimed, tries to postpone the unavoidable moment of truth.
Video surveillance devices of the Artsakh Defense Army recorded the exact location and time of how the enemy launched an offensive in the direction of the Armenian positions in the early morning hours of October 18, violating the agreement for ceasefire.
Artsakh defense army published new list of 40 servicemen killed while repelling Azerbaijan’s aggression.
"The statement of the Azerbaijani side that the units of the Armed Forces of Armenia opened fire from large-caliber weapons along the border is not consistent with reality", she said.
Armenia will continue to undertake all necessary measures to impose peace on Azerbaijan and establish a ceasefire regime which will entail precise and effective mechanisms for maintaining and verifying it on the ground.
"In the southern flank of the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone the enemy is employing a large number of UAVs and artillery systems", she said.
At 07: 20 after an active artillery fire, the enemy launched an attack in the southern direction (Khudaferin Reservoir) in order to occupy favorable positions.
Rustam was one of the Abrahams of our days, who due to his patriotism jeopardized not only his own life, but also the life of his young son.
At least six civilians were wounded in this deliberate attack on civilian objects.
The people of Artsakh are in dire need of humanitarian protection and assistance, as they continue to face this unspeakable barbarism.
At the same time, the Court demanded that Azerbaijan submit, by 22.10.2020, information to the European Court on their status and health.
The flights operated from Baku’s airport – Boeing-747 and Il-76 – of the Silk Way airlines into the military airports of different countries and in opposite directions testify it.
Shushan Stepanyan, spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, noted this on Facebook.
Legitimate military targets located in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja
According to this UN Security Council source, Russia, France and the US, which are co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, have petitioned for this discussion.
Yesterday, Shushi and Stepanakert, cities of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), were hit by the Azerbaijani army by more powerful means.
“Fortunately residents of the city were already in the bomb shelters and it was possible to avoid big losses,” he said.
The subdivisions of the Defence Army carried out equivalent operations to stop adversary fire.
Recieved today Vitaly Milonov, member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, member of the United Russia (Единая Россия) faction.
“The meeting members exchanged views on the current situation in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone”, Peskov said.