As there are numerous comments to my publications, that we should target Azerbaijani civilian population as well, I would like to note straight away, this is out of the question, but we know how to defeat their terrorist army.
And our artillery fire hit the enemy’s military facilities, deployed in large cities, are not yet subject to publication. When the war is over we can show you a whole TV series. I can add, as a result of these hits not only significant number of their reserve forces have been neutralized, but there are huge jams in the roadways leading to Baku for two days already. I hope, you don’t assume they are heading to the frontline. [Vahram Poghosyan, Artsakh President Spokesperson]
The Defence Army is fighting not only against Azerbaijan, but also against Turkey's practical participation, and at the same time an information warfare is going on in information platforms, targeting the civilian population, the media, and civilian infrastructure leading to a possible environmental disaster. [Andranik Kocharyan, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Security of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia] | hetq.am |
A group of citizens acting in the name of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is visiting citizens from Artsakh who are staying in temporary accommodation in Armenia, people who have hosted our compatriots from Artsakh. These people demand and take photos of the passports of the citizens of Artsakh, demand money from our compatriots from Artsakh to provide accommodation or transport issues. Be vigilant. [RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs]
Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom and Canada
Canada and The United Kingdom declare the need to end the ongoing hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. We are especially concerned about reports of bombings in civilian areas. The parties to the conflict must stop the violence and respect the ceasefire agreement. | civilnet.am |
In some schools, disinformation is spread that schools are being closed. There is no such thing and there is no reason for such decision. We will make a decision if necessary. As a result of spreading panic in martial law, it is very possible that some school principals will simply be called out of their schools. At this moment the process is normal, the absences are few. [Arayik Harutyunyan, RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport]
Tehran threatens to take tough steps against the parties to the Karabakh conflict if the bombs used during the hostilities continue to fall on Iranian territory.
"The security of our borders is of vital importance to us. Any kind of attack is unacceptable to us. If these steps are repeated, we will take more drastic measures in addition to warnings," said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran |azatutyun.am|
There are many cases when people who want to help (ed.-Artsakh) collect things that are difficult to send and are not needed. The best option is to donate money, because they know much better on the spot what the money should be used for. [Babken Tunyan, MP of the "My Step" to the compatriots of the Diaspora]
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Azerbaijani haqqin.az published an article titled "Our goal is to strike at the civilian population of Azerbaijan", attaching excerpts from the interview of RA Prime Minister’s adviser Vagharshak Harutyunyan to "Russia 1". Editing the thoughts expressed during the interview, the media created the impression that the Prime Minister's Adviser emphasizes in his speech that the attacks of the Armenian side are directed against the civilian population of Azerbaijan. Vagharshak Harutyunyan's words were distorted. Speaking about the steps and tactics taken by the enemy, he emphasizes that the Azerbaijani (not Armenian) side is targeting the civilian population in order to cause panic. | infocheck.am |
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The parliamentarians of the United Kingdom expressed their support for Armenia, condemning the aggression of Turkey and Azerbaijan, considering it a threat to regional stability. [Lilit Makunts]
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Artsakh continues to receive the support of Armenians around the world. As of October 6, medicines, food, other essential materials, cars, etc. have already been received.
See the attached infographic. [NKR InfoCenter]
The President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly George Tsereteli called for an end to the ongoing bloodshed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. The PA President expressed concern over the reports on the use of banned cluster bombs, noting that the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in 2008 adopted a resolution calling on all OSCE participating States to prohibit the use, production, acquisition, storage or transfer of cluster munitions. |armenpress.am|
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We discussed with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and with the army command staff the current operative situation and the plan to destroy a new terrorist outbreak in the region. This is the hardest challenge that has been imposed on us, we have accepted it only in the mood to win. [Arayik Harutyunyan, President of the Republic of Artsakh]
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Today, the Azerbaijani people are fighting for the liberation of their lands and are able to do so. For that we have the power and potential. Of course, Turkey and The Turkish people are ready to provide assistance to Azerbaijan in any sphere if Baku needs it. [Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey] | hetq.am |
The ECHR satisfied the request of the RA Government and applied an intermediate measure. The decision particularly says:
"The Court reaffirms the decision of 29 September to apply an interim measure and calls on all countries directly or indirectly involved, including Turkey, to refrain from violating the rights of the civilian population protected by the Convention." [Representative of the Republic of Armenia in the ECHR]
We call for the observance of the norms of international humanitarian law and the obligation to protect the civilian population in armed conflict. Armed violence will not lead to a settlement of the conflict. We support the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office to persuade the parties to cease hostilities immediately. [Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland] | armenpress.am |
Russian President’s Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov noted that Russia's efforts are focused on a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and the start of a political-diplomatic process to resolve the issue. |armenpress.am|
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian colleague Mohammad Javad Zarif had a telephone conversation, during which they expressed concern over the unprecedented escalation of the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. The danger of involving illegal armed groups and radical militants from Syria and Libya was highlighted. Lavrov noted Russia's intensive efforts to establish peace in the region, both at the national level and within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group. The ministers reiterated the important role that the neighboring countries of Azerbaijan and Armenia can play.
UNICEF Statement on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
It is now 10 days since violence escalated dramatically in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. There are already reports of four children killed and seven injured, and without an end to the fighting, these figures will tragically increase.
The fighting is destroying homes, and damaging schools and other essential infrastructure. We urge all parties to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure from further harm, in line with international and humanitarian law.
An immediate cessation of hostilities is in the best interest of every child. |hetq.am|
During the day the battles intensified, especially in the southern direction. The enemy again attempted to attack along the Araks River, using artillery, armored vehicles, infantry, and mobile groups. Non-Azerbaijani servicemen also work with this staff.
[Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD representative]
According to the data of the morning, the losses of the Azerbaijani armed forces are 300 victims, 11 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters and 2 UAVs. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD representative]
The data provided on the Azerbaijani Armed Forces do not include the losses suffered in today's hostilities. From now on the data will be presented from morning to morning. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD representative]
We have seen the statements of the representative of the Iranian political and military department several times, we see that Iran is taking certain steps, and they are not limited to statements. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD representative]
Our troops, as often, don’t only fight defensive battles, we also carry out other types of military actions, the results of which we often don’t record at that moment, but after it ends. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD representative]
There is not a day that our armed forces don’t destroy any Azerbaijani object, it is simply not always that those objects are strategic or the operation is subject to coverage. The war is large-scale, fierce, there are hard battles, there are successes or failures, if we consider it expedient to cover, we will present. Follow our commanders, the army, who do heroism day and night that we do not even have time to present. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD representative]
We keep getting calls, offering help, both with money and food. You can direct these donations to the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund and the Soldiers' Insurance Fund. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD representative]
Arayik Harutyunyan, the President of the Artsakh Republic will make a statement on his Facebook page today about the need to form a new anti-terrorist coalition. [Vahram Poghosyan, Spokesperson for the President of Artsakh]
It is absolutely unacceptable for the Armenian side to spread videos and notes on the movement of military equipment, fire, and rearrangement of positions. We call once again to refrain from self-imposed steps. [MoD spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan]
Any help that comes in these days of war receives an immediate response. We work day and night together with the Diaspora Office, customs clearances are operatively organized to get there if it is intended for the frontline. But if they are for personal use, medicine and medication have a regulation. Each of the three names of medicines - 10 packs can be taken out without registration, the rest is by customs procedure. [SRC Spokesperson] |fip.am|
As a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, Turkey is violating its commitment to remain neutral in the Karabakh conflict. Turkey is carrying out operations against its NATO-declared peacekeeping mission. We demand from the Armenian authorities to apply to NATO, notifying them of the impossibility of fulfilling the commitments undertaken by Armenia within the framework of cooperation with NATO, until NATO condemns the unleashing of war in the region with the direct participation of Turkey. [Armenian Revolutionary Federation]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 6 in a video conference format. The parties also discussed the current situation in Nagorno Karabakh. "In connection with the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Chancellor called for a ceasefire within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, which would be aimed at significant progress," the statement said.
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In order to avoid speculations, I present the direct speech of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to AFP agency.
"Conflict settlement must be carried out on the basis of compromises. Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia are ready to make concessions as much as Azerbaijan is ready to make concessions."
I urge my media to refrain from presenting the Prime Minister's speech out of context, incomplete or with own interpretation. [Speaker of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia]
Artsakh and Armenia are literally at the forefront of the fight against international terrorism today, However, the peculiarity of our case is that this enemy, which threatens the existence of world civilization, has come out against our homeland, already disguised under the flag of a UN member state, as a regular army of that state, often instead of that regular army. In the modern world, when it is literally impossible to hide anything from anyone, everyone has seen and recorded with their own eyes the penetration of the global jihadist terrorists in Azerbaijan. It is no longer a secret for any state in the world that the target of this monstrous terrorists is the peaceful population of Artsakh and Armenia, our cities and villages, the right to live freely and to control our destiny.
Turkey, which continuously feeds and manages this network, with the consent of the opportunistic authorities in Baku, uses Azerbaijan as a tool to create a new hotbed of global terrorism in the South Caucasus. I am convinced that every responsible participant in world political life, state or international organization, is clearly aware of the dangerous consequences of such developments. We all have fresh memories of the jihadist gangs' efforts to establish a state unit in Iraq and Syria. All the countries of the world have something to do in thwarting Turkey's plan to turn Azerbaijan into a terrorist den of the South Caucasus.
Today, Armenia and Artsakh are at the forefront of the struggle, because we have accepted the challenge thrown at us with dignity. And we will fight until the final victory. However, this is not only the problem of Artsakh և Armenia.
As the president of a state fighting for its independence, I call on the civilized world to take an active part in this struggle. Creating an effective and efficient global anti-terrorist coalition is imperative today.
I am sure the victory will be ours.
[Arayik Harutyunyan, The President of The Republic of Artsakh]