News, reports, photos / videos on military actions in Karabakh for October 1, 2020
Armenia recalls ambassador to Israel following latter’s supply of weapons to Azerbaijan
A spokeswoman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry said during a press conference:
“It is unacceptable for us that Israel provides the latest weapons to Azerbaijan. Through diplomatic channels, we have repeatedly reported this to our Israeli colleagues … This is especially depressing at a time when Azerbaijan, with the support of Turkey, is carrying out a large-scale aggression against Artsakh and Armenia … Based on the above, the Foreign Ministry decided to recall the RA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Israel for consultations “.
Pentagon confirms: "Turkey has transferred Syrian mercenaries to Azerbaijan"
Armenpress agency reports the words of a Pentagon spokesman, citing Sky News Arabia:
“The information that hundreds of Syrian mercenaries were transported by dozens of flights between Turkey and Azerbaijan is confirmed.”
Four civilians killed as a result of shelling of the Azerbaijani armed forces in Karabakh
Ombudsman of Karabakh Artak Beglaryan reports that they died as a result of shelling of the city of Martuni in Nagorno-Karabakh:
“11 were injured, including Armenian and French journalists. This is a war crime that must be punished in the strictest manner,” Beglaryan said.a
The Russian Foreign Ministry has not yet disclosed details, but "has facts" about the transfer of militants to the zone of the Karabakh conflict
The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova answered the question as to where Russia got information about mercenaries and terrorists involved in the hostilities in Karabakh. She stated that such information was published in the press and on social media:
“But making such a comment, we certainly had our own developments, facts, information … At this stage, I would not want to disclose details.”
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on the leadership of the states concerned to take measures and prevent the use of foreign terrorists and mercenaries in the Karabakh conflict.
Number of residents who left the liberated territories announced
The State Committee for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons of Azerbaijan has published the number of residents who left the territory in the 90s of the last century, who were liberated in the past.
According to the Committee, the statistics are as follows:
Garakhanbeyli – 700 families, 2600 people
Garbend – 245 families, 1800 people
Horadis Kend – 960 families, 4000 people
Yukhary Abdulrahmanli – 562 families, 2500 people
Ashagi Abdulrahmanli – 320 families, 1500 people
Boyuk Marjanli – 2518 families, 10103 people
Nuzgar – 264 families, 1031 people.
Local resident dies in Karabakh, who accompanied a group of journalists
The deceased man’s name is Grisha. The driver of another car carrying journalists was wounded in the abdomen.
It is also reported that 24News․am journalist Sevak Vardumyan was wounded.
Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan condemned the shelling of journalists who were doing their work in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Foreign and Armenian journalists in Karabakh come under fire from Azerbaijani armed forces
This time, a car carrying reporters from the international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) came under fire. The United Armenian Information Center has published photographs of the damaged car.
Two seriously wounded journalists from the French edition of Le Monde are now being evacuated near the town of Martuni in Karabakh.
Photo of the car in which Le Monde journalists were transported.
“The medical plane is ready to take off. We are ready to do our best to stabilize their condition on the spot before their evacuation”, said French President Emmanuel Macron.
He also noted on the air that France has data: “Turkey sent the Syrian Islamists to fight in Azerbaijan.”
The deputy editor-in-chief of the Dozhd TV channel Dmitry Yelovsky also came under fire from the Azerbaijani armed forces. It is reported that he was not injured.
However, during the shelling in Martuni, the operator of the Armenia TV channel Aram Grigoryan was wounded.
Erdogan: "Countries that ignore the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh are two-facedSpeaking at the opening of the autumn session of the Turkish parliament, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara supports Azerbaijan in a just struggle for the ‘liberation of the occupied lands’, Anadolu news agency reported.“The condition for long-term peace in the Caucasus is the liberation of every piece of the occupied lands of Azerbaijan. Turkey perceives Azerbaijan from the prism of the “one nation and two states” principle. We will continue to provide all possible support to the Azerbaijani brothers,” he said.In his speech, Erdogan called on the Armenian authorities “to abandon the flow of lies and misinformation regarding Turkey.”“Countries that ignore the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh are two-faced,” the Turkish head of state said.
Resume negotiations without setting preconditions "- statement by Putin, Trump and Macron
The presidents of Russia, the United States and France, representing the co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group, within the framework of which negotiations on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict are taking place, made a joint statement. They condemned the “escalation of violence on the line of contact in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”:
“We mourn the victims and express our condolences to the families of those killed and wounded. We call for an immediate cessation of hostilities between the armed forces of the parties involved. We also call on the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately undertake commitments in good faith and without setting preconditions to resume negotiations on the essence of the settlement with the assistance of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.
Prime Minister of Armenia: “Why did Turkey return to the South Caucasus 100 years later? To continue the Armenian Genocide”
Minutes ago, Nikol Pashinyan published a post on his Facebook page with this question and answer. He further writes:
“But the continuation of the genocidal policy for Turkey is not only an opportunity to translate hatred towards Armenians, but also a pragmatic task. Armenia and the Armenians of the South Caucasus are the last obstacle to the continuation of Turkish expansion to the north, southeast and east and the realization of the imperial dream.
This is no longer just a question of Karabakh, not only a question of the security of the Armenian people. This is already an issue of international security, and the Armenian people also defend international security … ”
Civilians - father and son killed in Aghdam region of Azerbaijan
Two more civilians were killed as a result of shelling of Azerbaijani settlements by the Armenian armed forces, the ARA reports.
The dead are residents of the village of Gazhimammadli in Aghdam region – 54-year-old Murshud Mammadov and his son, 24-year-old Samir Mammadov, the source notes.
Also, an ambulance that arrived for the bodies of the dead came under fire, the report said.
French journalists were injured during bombing of Azerbaijani armed forces
Journalists of the French edition of Le Monde came under fire from the Azerbaijani armed forces in the Karabakh city of Martuni.
“As a result of the shelling, two were injured, according to preliminary data, both are French citizens. They are being taken to the city hospital,” Hovhannes Movsisyan, coordinator of the Armenian Single Information Center, reported on Facebook.
Despite the cases of shelling of journalists, more than 50 journalistic groups of leading international media have already received accreditation at the Armenian Foreign Ministry – about 200 foreign journalists, most of whom are already in Armenia and Artsakh, RA MFA spokesman Naghdalyan reported. According to her, applications for accreditation are continuing with the same intensity.
Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry: "We refute dirty claims"
“In recent days, we have observed that some foreign media are conducting a campaign full of lies and slander about the alleged transfer of militants from Syria to Azerbaijan. There is no doubt that Armenia is behind these non-factual statements circulating in the form of interviews with fictitious persons.”
The head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva said this.
She noted that the purpose of this slanderous campaign is to compensate for the negative international public opinion caused by the deployment of representatives of terrorist organizations from the Middle East countries in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan by Armenia.
“We firmly refute these dirty claims against Azerbaijan and emphasize that the Azerbaijani army does not need any external forces to ensure territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
"The civilian population of Karabakh is under fire again" - military expert
Artsrun Hovhannisyan reports that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces are again shelling the peaceful settlements of Nagorno-Karabakh:
“Hadrut has been hit by artillery.”
"Syringes were found in the pockets of dead Azerbaijani soldiers" - press secretary of the President of Karabakh
According to Vahram Poghosyan, as a result of the hostilities, a large number of bodies of Azerbaijani soldiers ended up in the territory controlled by Karabakh.
“Almost everyone had syringes in their pockets. This means that Azerbaijan is sending soldiers under the influence of drugs to the battle. This is clearly a war crime from the point of view of international law,” he said.
Stable tension remains on border, Armenian MoD says
A relatively tense situation remains on the Karabakh-Azerbaijani border at night, reported the press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan.
Shootings from artillery and smaller weaponry continued in some areas.
“To improve the tactical situation, the enemy tried to carry out some regrouping and movement of troops, which were recorded in time and prevented by units of the Defense Army,” the message says.
Armenian Prime Minister announces major victory for Armenian diplomacy, in ‘proving to the world community’ the fact of Turkey's transfer of Syrian militants to Azerbaijan.
“The international community has clearly stated that the Azerbaijani-Turkish tandem is fighting against Artsakh and Armenia with the help of hired terrorists.
Thus, the front line of Artsakh becomes the front of civilization. Artsakh fights international terrorism, the goals of which are not divided by geopolitical borders.
This terrorism equally threatens the United States and Iran, Russia and France, Artsakh and Armenia, the Armenian people are fighting for global security,” the prime minister writes on his Facebook.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry called for the withdrawal of “foreign terrorists and mercenaries” from the conflict region.
Thousands protest against the actions of Azerbaijan and Turkey in Los Angeles
“Today, thousands of people gathered in Los Angeles to express their protest in connection with the Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression unleashed against Karabakh and Armenia,” reads the official Facebook page of the New York cell of the Armenian National Committee (ANCA) ․
Civilian dies in shelling of Azerbaijani city of Terter
According to the press service of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan, today at about 9 am an artillery shell fired by the Armenian armed forces exploded near a public transport stop in the city of Terter.
As a result of the incident, 38-year-old local resident Zabil Hasanov died.
Azerbaijani army conducted artillery shelling of enemy positions all night - Azerbaijani Defense Ministry
Along with this message, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan released a video:
News, reports, photos / videos on military operations in Karabakh for September 30, 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.