News, reports, photos / videos on military actions in Karabakh for September 30, 2020
List of 23 names of fallen soldiers published in Karabakh
103 Armenian military personnel have been killed since the flare up of fighting. Most of them are under the age of 25.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called for the immediate withdrawal of "foreign terrorists and mercenaries" from the conflict region
The Russian Foreign Ministry says that information about the transfer of militants to the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been receiving, including “illegal armed groups, in particular from Syria, Libya, in order to directly participate in hostilities.” And this creates threats to the security of all countries in the region. “We call on the leaderships of the states concerned to take effective measures to prevent the use of foreign terrorists and mercenaries in the conflict and their immediate withdrawal from the region,” the message reads.
Earlier, Armenia stated that mercenaries from Syria and Libya were fighting from the Azerbaijani side.
Armenian units take combat position of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Armenian Defense Ministry reports
The Armenian Defense Ministry has published a new video from Karabakh, where fierce fighting continues.
Armenian Defense Ministry publishes new video from the front line
“Another defeat of the enemy’s strongpoints and military equipment,” Shushan Stepanyan, press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry, wrote on her Facebook page.
Armenian Post will send parcels for military personnel free of charge
Parcels of any size and weight will be sent free of charge.
“Anyone wishing to send a parcel can do it at any post office, having noted the address of Artsakhi 61,” the message says.
The postal service also provided a list of required items. Among them are personal hygiene items: toothpaste and brushes, soap, shaving razors, toilet paper, sterile bandages, sleeping bags, socks and underwear.
Payments on loans to those drafted into the ranks of the army suspended in Azerbaijan
Large Azerbaijani chain stores selling household appliances, furniture and electronics have announced the suspension of loan payments to all those called up to the army as part of the announced partial mobilization.
French President: "We will not accept the reconquest of Karabakh"
“France is still very concerned about the latest calls from Turkey to conquer Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan. We will not allow this,” said French President Emmanuel Macron in Riga.
The French president addressed Armenia and Armenians, noting that “France will play its role.”
“We will discuss this with our Russian and American counterparts Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump before presenting the situation in the European Council,” Macron said.
"We are not Turkey" - official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry on the country's participation in the settlement of the conflict
“We are not Turkey, but Russia. In the literal sense of the word, this must be understood,” said Maria Zakharova, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Answering the question about Russia’s participation in the settlement of the conflict in Karabakh, she said:
“This is our history, our methods of conflict resolution also have their own history. I am absolutely not going to comment on the methodology of Turkey or another country. Our rhetoric is different and our statements are different. ”
Comparisons with Turkey were associated with the latest statement by Ilham Aliyev that Turkey is the guarantor of Azerbaijan’s security.
As a result of provocations of the enemy, 14 civilians were killed in Azerbaijan
According to the press service of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan, 14 civilians were killed as a result of Armenian attacks.
Another 46 people were injured and hospitalized.
Three civilians were killed in the Karabakh village of Martakert as a result of bombing by Azerbaijan.
“The enemy has taken aim at the city of Martakert and is shooting at civilian settlements. Unfortunately, three people were killed, there are also wounded,” said the press secretary of the Karabakh President Vahram Poghosyan.
Military expert on the situation on the line of contact
Night battles in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone were not as intense as in the previous days, military expert Artsrun Hovhannisyan said.
“The battles continue now. Our divisions are heroically defending their positions.”
Information about casualties will be provided shortly. According to Hovhannisyan, the enemy also has casualties.
Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan calls for volunteers
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has issued an appeal to volunteers asking them to take part in the hostilities of the Azerbaijani army on the front line.
The Ministry of Defense thanked the citizens for their moral support, and also reminded them that it is necessary to apply for this purpose not to military units, but to military commissariats at their places of residence.
Armenia rejects idea of bringing peacekeepers into Karabakh
Prime Minister of Armenia Pashinyan stated this during a meeting with Russian journalists. However, during a telephone conversations with the German Chancellor and the presidents of Russia and France, he drew their attention to the “behavior of Turkey” and its participation in the conflict.
“Ankara is exporting instability to the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean region, and now attempts are being made to undermine the situation in the South Caucasus. I am sure that this cannot but worry the international community,” the Armenian Prime Minister said.
Nikol Pashinyan also said that the Russian military base is an integral part of Armenia’s security system, its potential should be used.
“Is this the current situation? It is clear that no. But a situation may well arise when the potential of the base will need to be used, ”Pashinyan said.
He also answered a question about the possibility of using Iskander operational-tactical missile systems and Su-30SM fighters by Armenia:
“The priority for us is the issue of ensuring the safety of our citizens and our country. At the same time, we have a task – not to worsen the situation.”
Earlier, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported that it was forced to resort to the use of longer-range strike systems, since Azerbaijan had already used a large arsenal of rocket systems and missile weapons.
ECHR calls on Azerbaijan, Armenia not to violate rights of civilians
The European Court of Human Rights has made an interim decision regarding Azerbaijan.
On September 27, the government of Armenia addressed this demand to the ECHR.
This was due to the start of large-scale hostilities along the line of contact around Karabakh and in the direction of the Vardenis region of Armenia. Armenia demanded Azerbaijan cease offensive hostilities, as well as targeting civilians, civilian objects and settlements.
At the same time, the ECtHR decision calls on both parties to the conflict, that is, both Azerbaijan and Armenian “to refrain from any measures, in particular military actions, which may lead to a violation of the conventional rights of civilians, including endangering their lives and health”.
According to the decision, which was adopted by seven judges of the ECHR, both countries must promptly provide the court with information on the fulfillment of their obligations.
Armenian Armed Forces shell city of Tartar - Azerbaijani Defense Ministry
Starting from 8:00 am on September 30, the Armenian armed forces are massively shelling the city of Terter, the regional center of Azerbaijan, the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
Wounded have been reported.
UN Security Council called for a ceasefire, a meeting with representatives of the parties can be organized
On September 29, closed consultations of the UN Security Council on military actions in Karabakh were held, which began at 7 am on September 27. Chairman of the Security Council Abdu Abarri said that a meeting with the participation of representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan may be organised to “help them come to an understanding.”
“The countries of the Security Council deeply condemned the use of force that has caused the death of people,” said Abarri.
News, reports, photos / videos on military operations in Karabakh for September 29, 2020
At 7 am on September 27, large-scale military operations began around Nagorno-Karabakh and on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia. Both military and civilian casualties on both sides have been reported.