News, reports, photos / videos on military actions in Karabakh for October 10, 2020
Azerbaijan violates ceasefire and fires at peaceful settlements
At this moment Stepanakert is under fire. Press secretary of the Karabakh President Vahram Poghosyan wrote about this on his Facebook page.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces saboteurs killed mother and her disabled son in Hadrut - Karabakh Ombudsman
Ombudsman of Nagorno-Karabakh Artak Beglaryan said that this war crime was committed by Azerbaijani saboteurs while trying to penetrate the city of Hadrut. An investigation has begun and on October 11, details will be presented about the murder of two city residents in their own home.
Enemy shells the city of Tartar - Azerbaijan Defense Ministry
“The armed forces of Armenia, having grossly violated the humanitarian ceasefire, on October 10, starting at 22.30, shell the city of Terter from artillery,” the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
Armenian Defense Minister and ICRC leader discussed mechanisms for exchanging prisoners of war and bodies of the dead
Defense Minister David Tonoyan and head of the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Armenia Claire Maitro discussed the details and conditions of the so-called humanitarian truce. According to the agreement signed by the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the procedures for the exchange of prisoners of war and bodies of the dead between the parts to the conflict will be mediated and in accordance with the ICRC criteria.
Azerbaijan can be stopped only by international recognition of Karabakh's independence - Karabakh Foreign Ministry
Azerbaijan’s violation of the ceasefire agreement proves that this country views the negotiations solely as a cover for preparations for military action. This is stated in the statement of the Foreign Ministry of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The “Triple Alliance” of Azerbaijan, Turkey and international terrorists has again initiated an attack on the positions of the Karabakh Defense Army, despite the announcement of a ceasefire. By its actions, Azerbaijan has once again proved that it is a rogue state and that it does not fulfill the agreement even for five minutes.”
The statement also says that in the current situation Azerbaijan can be stopped only in one way – by international recognition of the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"The military unit, or its first part, has come to an end" - Ilham Aliyev
For a peaceful solution to the conflict, Baku and Yerevan will sit down at the negotiating table with the support of the OSCE Minsk Group. The Azerbaijani side is ready to do it “tomorrow,” said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in an interview with RBC.
“The military unit, or its first part, has come to an end. Now we have reached a political settlement that will ensure that we reach the end and get what is rightfully ours, ”he said.
In his words, the main factor in the strength of the ceasefire regime will be that Armenia must come to terms with the fact that these territories belong to Azerbaijan. “That she (Armenia) will never see them again and will not make any attempts to fight it off by military means,” Aliyev added.
Azerbaijan attempted sabotage in Hadrut - Karabakh Defense Army
The Azerbaijani side made a sabotage attempt in the direction of Gadrut before the hour of the ceasefire.
Three hours after the regime came into force, according to the press service of the Defense Army, the elimination of the sabotage group continued:
“The actions of the Azerbaijani side are clearly dictated by the desire to prove the statements of the Azerbaijani President on the capture of Hadrut.”
In the rest of the front, the situation is relatively calm.
Armenian armed forces violating ceasefire - Azerbaijan Defense Ministry
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense reports: “Despite the ceasefire agreement reached today at 12:00, the Armenian army tried to launch an attack in the directions of the Agdere-Terter and Fizuli-Jabrail front. At the same time, several settlements in Azerbaijan are subjected to shelling by the Armenian armed forces. All enemy attempts were successfully suppressed by our units. Retaliatory measures are being taken against the Armenian army.
Karabakh Defense Army units ordered to cease fire
Press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan wrote about this on her Facebook page.
Meanwhile, as the representative of the Armenian Ministry of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan said on his Facebook page, a missile strike was launched on the outskirts of the city of Kafan in the Syunik region of Armenia. Earlier it was reported that the blow fell on the city, but later the ministry made a clarification: the enemy used shock UAVs, shelling Yeritsvank, as well as the village of Artsvanik, Syunik region of Armenia. One person was killed.
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denies information about missile attack on Kafan
“The information of the Armenian side about the alleged rocket attack on Kapan by our units and about the presence of victims and wounded is a lie and another provocation of the enemy,” the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
Missile strike on Kapan town of Syunik region of Armenia - Armenian Defense Ministry
“There are dead and wounded,” said Artsrun Hovhannisyan, a spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry.
No strikes were made on targets in Armenia - Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry
“The reports of the Armenian Defense Ministry about the alleged shelling of Yeritsvanik and Artsvanik settlements of the Kafan region of Armenia with the help of drones are false and are another provocation of the enemy.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry strongly denies this news. Once again we declare that the Azerbaijani army did not and does not strike any target in Armenia, ”the ministry’s press service said.
Azerbaijani attack drones attack southern region of Armenia
Since the morning, the Azerbaijani armed forces have been actively using drones not only in the southern direction of the contact line in Karabakh, but also directing them to settlements in the Syunik region of Armenia. Press Secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan reported.
According to her, the Azerbaijani side has now switched to an air attack:
“The enemy is trying in every possible way to ensure an advantage over the humanitarian truce, but to no avail.”
Shushan Stepanyan reports that the Armenian side suppresses enemy attacks, there are no casualties.
Intense fighting continued throughout the night - Azerbaijani Defense Ministry
“From midday on October 9 to the morning on October 10, combat operations of varying intensity continued along the entire length of the front, fire strikes were inflicted on the enemy,” the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
Azerbaijan ‘trying to change the situation’ before the armistice - Armenian Defense Ministry
The armed forces of Azerbaijan in the southern direction of the contact line in Karabakh are actively using drones, the Armenian side suppresses enemy attacks. This was reported by the press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry. Shushan Stepanyan also writes on his Facebook page that the enemy is trying to change the situation before 12:00, that is, until the hour from which the ceasefire declared for humanitarian purposes will begin to operate.
At the same time, the Ombudsman of Karabakh Artak Beglaryan reports on Twitter about Azerbaijan’s new missile attack on civilian quarters of Stepanakert.
Azerbaijan and Armenia agree on a ceasefire, all details of the agreement
An agreement on a ceasefire in the combat zone in Nagorno-Karabakh and to continue negotiations in the previous format was reached by a trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia in Moscow on October 9-10, 2020.
Brief summary of events for the morning of October 10
14th day since the beginning of the fighting in Karabakh.
• On the Armenian side, since the beginning of the fighting on September 27, according to official data, more than 400 soldiers were killed, 22 civilians were killed, 95 were wounded. From the Azerbaijani side, 31 civilians were killed, 168 were wounded. How many Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed has not been reported. Experts suggest that the statistics of deaths and injuries are huge on both sides, given the intensity of the fighting.
• On the night of October 10, the parties decided on an armistice. An agreement on a ceasefire in the combat zone in Nagorno-Karabakh and the continuation of peace talks in the previous format was reached at a trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia in Moscow on October 9-10, 2020.
• President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made an address to the people and said that “first the issue is resolved by military means, and only then at the negotiating table, by diplomatic means.” He also stated that he “taught a lesson to Armenia.” During his speech in Moscow, negotiations were held between the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia.
• The parties reported that fierce fighting continued along the entire front line throughout the day of 9 October. According to the Armenian side, fighting intensified in the southern direction.
• All day on October 9, Stepanakert (Karabakh) and settlements on the territory of Azerbaijan were subjected to rocket fire.
• Azerbaijan stated that its army took control of nine more settlements in Karabakh, in total, 37 have already been named. Armenia denies that the Azerbaijani military took control of the cities of Jabrail and Hadrut.
• A meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Union under the leadership of Russia was held in Yerevan. It was attended by, among other things, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. He also had a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
News, reports, photos / videos on military operations in Karabakh for October 9, 2020