This day is the day of one of the glorious victories of Armenian history. Glory of the Armenian army: Artsrun Hovhannisyan.
French foreign Minister. Negotiations about situation in Karabakh will be in Geneva tomorrow, in Moscow on Monday: RIA
The meeting of the foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan is not on the agenda, said press Secretary of the Armenian foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan
NZZ (New Zurich newspaper) published a story about the participation of Syrian militants on the side of Azerbaijan https://t.me/WORLDEC/420
Karabakh intelligence received information (https://t.me/reartsakh/4483) that Turkish President Erdogan reached an agreement with the leader of the Islamic party of Afghanistan Gulbuddin Hikmetiyar on attracting new terrorist groups to the war against Artsakh.
From the speeches of the EP deputies.
???? Turkey literally spits in the face of the EU, which is inexcusable for us.
???? The EU is not a toy, you can't put preconditions on our principles and values.
If the only thing that connects the EU with Azerbaijan is oil pipes, then we need to abandon them.
???? If the EU is a structure that, like the CSTO, is designed to make only appeals and not use force, then we question such structures.
???? Russia is not able and cannot solve this conflict, so we must solve it.
Turkey is a country that denies history, denies the Armenian genocide, and we must stop this aggressor before it is too late.
???? Turkey not only does not recognize the Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire, but also uses its influence on Azerbaijan to send jihadists to the conflict zone instead of de-escalating it.
???? We must do more than just call, we must apply serious sanctions, we must deprive the aggressor countries of subsidies.
???? Not only can Turkey not become a member of the EU, but it must be deprived of membership in NATO.
???? The use of cluster bombs is unacceptable and must be punished.
???? The fact that Turkey, after Syria and Libya, is asserting itself in Artsakh, arming Azerbaijan by sending mercenaries there.
???? Prohibit any sale of weapons and ammunition to Turkey, for example, from Spain.
???? The people of Artsakh must exercise their international right to self-determination.
???? We are all Armenians, and we are all close to this ancient, beautiful people who have contributed so much to the development of Western civilization.
Another brilliant operation of the Armenian army,
the Karabakh defense Army took back one of our combat posts and saved the lives of 19 soldiers who did not give up, hid in the forest and fought to the end.
The opponent has more than 100 losses
Armenia is a CSTO member, and Russia has particular commitments to it. But the military actions are not taking place on the RA territory. With regard to the performance of the ally commitments of Russia, we have always performed, do perform and will perform our commitments. [Vladimir Putin, RF President]
They have a barracks next to the oil product base. They have about 200 killed in the barracks. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
There were battles yesterday all day and today in the morning. At night the enemy tried to collect forces along Araks and to advance. Our intelligence units could detect their actions in a timely manner and the group suffered big losses due artillery fire, fire hits have destroyed the whole group. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
Azerbaijani troops, units and subdivision are often trying to use the Araks River border, with regard to this, we have called upon the Iranian side to follow these actions and no to allow to cross the river. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
Defence Army units have advanced in the Northern direction and have significantly improved their military positions. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
Today during the whole day Azerbaijani Armed Forces have hit from long-range missiles and other means of air attack civilian population, city of Shoushi and other settlements. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
The battles are tough, severe, the enemy uses huge power and means. Our troops continue to confidently win at different frontlies. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
We are submitting evidences to the ECHR with regard to the gross violations of the conventional and international humanitarian laws by the Azerbaijani side on a daily basis. We are sending updates every day to show the total ignorance of these laws by Azerbaijan. [Yeghishe Kirakosyan, RA Representative at the ECHR]
Given the information of international media about Turkey’s participation, statements of Presidents and MFAs of different states, we haved submitted a motion to the ECHR to use an interim measure against Turkey. We have submitted full evidences that Turkey has ensured the participation of terrorist groups from Syria and Libya in these military actions. [Yeghishe Kirakosyan, RA Representative at the ECHR]
Event without a response from the ECHR side we had authorities to neutralize and destroy terroristic forces, as they directly endanger our security. [Yeghishe Kirakosyan, RA Representative at the ECHR]
The situation at the Armenian – Azerbaijani border is calm, there are no active military actions. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
I can’t provide any substantive information with regard to captives and killed. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
Full forces of a motorized rifle battalion, an artillery battalion and special forces have been destroyed along with the oil products warehouse. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
Today we are going to submit to the ECHR information about the step we undertake in order to avoid violations of the right. [Yeghishe Kirakosyan, RA Representative at the ECHR]
We can’t see any decrease in the Turkish involvement, Turkey continues to be fully involved. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
The European Union supports negotiations for the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict without preconditions, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell told the MEPs.
"These are the biggest clashes since 1993-1994. We are very active in this field in recent days. I had an opportunity to talk to the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, called on them to stop the military operations and return to the negotiation table. Our position is clear, we believe that the battles should stop, and the sides should resume the negotiations without any precondition under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group”, he stated.
Josep Borrell noted that this conflict cannot have a military solution. |armenpress.am|
As of now we assess the destructions and damages of Stepanakert. All infrastructures in Stepanakert continue to operate, there is no panic. [Suren Tamrazyan, Stepanakert Deputy Mayor]
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Azerbaijani financial losses as 07.10.2020
Artsakh Defence Army has published the list of 40 killed servicemen.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday warned that the hostilities around Nagorno-Karabakh could escalate into a "regional war” and said Iran will not tolerate the presence of foreign fighters near its northern border close to the Karabakh conflict zone.
"We must be attentive so that the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan does not become a regional war. Peace is the basis of our work and we hope to restore stability to the region in a peaceful way,” he said in televised remarks cited by news agencies.
Rouhani also said Iran will not allow "states to send terrorists to our borders under various pretexts.” |azatutyun.am|
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today held another telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Prime Minister Pashinyan congratulated President Putin on his birthday. Extending warmest wishes on this occasion, he wished the Russian President every success in implementing the high mission of head of state.
As they discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the parties stressed the need for soonest possible cessation of hostilities.
This is a war of aggression by Azeri dictator Aliyev. Supported by President Erdogan’s jihadist allies from Syria. To enforce the injustice of Joseph Stalin’s separation of Nagorno Karabakh from Armenia. Sanction Aliyev the aggressor. Expel Turkey from the OSCE Minsk Group. [MEP Charlie Weimers]
Firstly, Turkey has become fully engaged, encouraging and inciting the conflict. Turkey has also transported mercenaries and terrorists from the territory of Syria to the conflict zone which is changing the whole context. This is becoming essentially Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia’s struggle against international terrorism. [Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the interview with Sky News (https://news.sky.com/story/armenias-pm-conflict-with-azerbaijan-becoming-a-struggle-against-international-terrorism-12094420)]
Heavy battles continue along the entire line of contact. The Artsakh Defence Army is constantly inflicting new and painful losses on the enemy troops, the purpose of which is clear to the whole world. The terrorist gang called the military-political leadership of Baku with Turkey openly supporting it is trying to invade the territory of the Artsakh Republic in order to completely occupy it and physically exterminate the Armenian people.
I’m sure that there is no one else in the world who is not finally convinced of this truth. The force preventing this inhuman crime today is our army, which performs feats on the battlefield, makes our enemy accept the defeat of the myths created by themselves.
Our soldiers are fighting heroically for every inch of our land. All our compatriots stand out with their devotion, in Artsakh, in the Motherland and in the Diaspora. Even in these victorious moments, we must not weaken our vigilance, we must continue to act soberly and clearly, aiming at the realization of our national aspirations.
I’m confident that our struggle will be appreciated by all future generations. I assure you that together we will do everything to realize our national aspirations and goals.
With our joint heroism, we prove once again that our freedom and independence are not negotiable, we have once again proved that Artsakh is eternal. [Arayik Harutyunyan, Artsakh President]
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Another shot of the destruction and escape of the Azerbaijani military units. [Artsakh Defence Army]
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Azerbaijani side continues to target civilian objects of different cities of Artsakh. David Ghahramayan’s photos of destroyed buildings in Stepanakert and Shushi. [Artsakh Infocentre]
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Syrian militants pose a great threat in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, causing deep concern to Russia. This was announced today by the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov. Asked whether this concern could lead to a certain backlash against militants in the region, Peskov said he had no information about it at the moment.
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Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukyan will remain in custody. The Criminal Court of Appeal, presided over by Judge Ruzanna Barseghyan, recently announced the decision, rejecting the appeal of Tsarukyan's lawyers. | armtimes.com |
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If our analysis leads to the fact that the recognition of Nagorno Karabakh's independence will help Karabakh and to resolve the issue, we will do it. If not, we will refrain from such a decision. We are in the stage of discussions now. Of course, we also take into account that we must be a maximally constructive member of the international community. [Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with the Russian Channel One]
We (representatives of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs - France, Russia, the United States - ed.) are in daily contact with each other. No success in this issue yet. Meetings will be held tomorrow in Geneva, then other meetings in Moscow. This was stated by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. He expressed hope that it will be possible to achieve the resumption of talks between the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. |armenpress.am|
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Another fake page created by Azerbaijanis. We urge you not to share the information published in this page. [NKR InfoCenter]
Another brilliant operation of the Defence Army not only liberated one of the lost positions, but also saved the lives of 19 soldiers, that a few days ago, bravely resisting the enemy, instead of retreating, had to hide in the nearby forest waiting for our army to counterattack.
By the way, as a result of that operation, the enemy suffered heavy losses of military equipment, and leaving more than hundred casualties on the battlefield, quickly retreated. [Arayik Harutyunyan, President of the Republic of Artsakh]
The rumors spread in the press that a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia will take place tomorrow in Geneva, aren’t true. Such meeting is not planned.
Armenia's principled position is that there can’t be a situation where negotiations are held with one hand and military operations are carried out with the other hand against Artsakh and Armenia. At the moment, the imperative is to stop the large-scale military aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh. [Foreign Ministry Spokesperson]
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As a result of the agreement reached with the Icelandic "KERECIS" company, skin grafts made of Icelandic cod skin will be provided to Armenia with a 70%. According to MP Narek Mkrtchyan, the 30,000 cm skin grafts were bought for about $ 124,000, which was collected in two days and has already been transferred through the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. |armenpress.am|
For some time now, we’ve been preparing to organize the official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to Moscow. The visit will take place on October 12. [Foreign Ministry Spokesperson]
The negotiations so far have at least helped to get a signal of the Armenian side's readiness to cease fire, which has not been possible in the case of Azerbaijan so far. This issue will be discussed if a situation arises when one of the parties withdraws from the ceasefire, in which case we will discuss our further steps in the EU and increase the pressure on Azerbaijan. [German Foreign Minister] | factor.am |
Shushi is targeted again. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
The call of Arayik Harutyunyan, the President of the Republic of Artsakh to form a new international anti-terrorist coalition was spread on October 7 in the OSCE. [Artsakh Foreign Ministry]
One of the heroes is Captain Hrant Galstyan, who was nominated for the Order of "Battle Cross” of the 1st degree. He will receive the highest state award for destroying 5 enemy tanks and 3 IFVs, and Major Karen Arakelyan was nominated for the 2nd degree Order of the "Battle Cross” for hitting 1 enemy tank and 2 IFVs. [Defence Army]
The websites of the private state security service of Azerbaijan and the state oil company Sokar (again) were hacked by Armenian hackers. @Bagramyan26en
Pashinyan congratulated Putin on his birthday
Total blocking of the Internet in Azerbaijan continues. Only the Troll factory has an Internet connection, where mostly young officials and young party members of the ruling party are rounded up. Their task is to massively drain disinformation into the network
Azerbaijani localities where the local population was evacuated are being looted by terrorists. Robberies, in turn, are accompanied by arson. @Bagramyan26en
The terrorism that General Suleimani was a victim of cannot end up on our borders: a harsh statement by Iranian President Rouhani in the context of attracting terrorists in the war against Armenians. @Bagramyan26en
The Prime Ministers of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan are ready to personally come to the EEU intergovernmental Council in Yerevan on October 9, but there is no response from Kyrgyzstan yet: RIA @Bagramyan26en
Today, I spoke to Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent and U.S. OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Andrew Schofer about reports that Turkey is recruiting and deploying fighters from "jihadist groups” in Syria to the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border. I urged State Department to continue to push Turkey that the deployment of foreign fighters in the region is unacceptable and will be met by a response from the United States. [Brad Sherman, US Congressman]
Mercenaries and members of terror groups are involved in military attacks from Azerbaijan against Armenian population. According to the majority of credible sources, thousands of mercenaries from Libya and northern parts of Syria, who also have affiliations with ISIS, have been deployed to Azerbaijan by Turkey.
This is confirmed by evidence gathered from an independent investigation conducted by the Human Rights Defender of Armenia. The evidence includes photos and video materials objectively demonstrating the same.
This is occurring, right now, squarely in the territory of the Council of Europe.
The Human Rights Defender of Armenia calls upon the international community to turn its attention immediately to these extremely worrying, indeed criminal, developments.
Without urgent and real preventive steps, the ongoing humanitarian disaster that Azerbaijan and Turkey’s actions have directly caused on the peaceful population will certainly lead to severe consequences for the whole region. The use of mercenaries is a crime with multiple, complex consequences—including, of course, a threat to security, to peace and to the entire system of human rights. This fundamental principle is confirmed in the UN Human Rights Council’s 42/9 Resolution of 26 September 2019.
The collected evidentiary material and data will be sent to our international partners in all necessary and actionable formats.
The Human Rights Defender of Armenia continues to operate in an extraordinary manner, around-the-clock and 24/7. Close cooperation is established with the Human Rights Defender of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh). [Arman Tatoyan, RA Human Rights Defender]
As reported earlier, the Defense Army further improved its tactical position while severely incapacitating the Azerbaijani fighting capacity. Of note, a joint unit formed by members of a volunteer regiment and a Defense Army spec-ops team overran Azerbaijani positions on the Varangatagh (Lulasaz) height. Hostilities continue across the Artsakh-Azerbaijan conflict zone. [Artsakh Defence Army]
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UPDATE. The enemy has left 6 killed at the height. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]
Developments in Karabakh are a tragedy. We are very much worried. [Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation] |ria.ru|
Destruction of a large group of the enemy’s forces during the attempt to enter to Jabrail. [RA MoD]
No international institution, no state which is not an Azerbaijani’s ally, has no doubts that terroristic organizations help Azerbaijani via Turkey. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
We welcome the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs aimed at the immediate cessation of hostilities by Azerbaijan. Two large-scale armed attacks by Azerbaijan on Artsakh over the past four years show that the mediators' former efforts were powerless against Azerbaijan's gross violations of international law. International recognition of the Artsakh Republic is the most effective way to ensure peace and security in the region. [Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh]
There is a certain contractual basis and these agreements stipulate that in case of a direct threat to the territory of the Republic of Armenia according to certain criteria, Russia must fulfill its certain contractual obligations. The Russian Federation has assured that it will fulfill its obligations, which are formulated in the contract documents. [Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with BBC] |armenpress.am|
The Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh are in existential danger. The whole problem is that if the Azerbaijani armed forces succeed, it means the genocide of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.
[Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with BBC] | armenpress.am |
This is another lie of the Azerbaijani side, which first of all seeks to justify its continuous bombing of peaceful settlements in Artsakh and Armenia. It is ironic that a country that, especially recently, has done its best to import foreign mercenaries into this region, which is important for Europe in terms of energy security, speaks of an imaginary terrorist act. [Response of the RA MFA Spokesperson to the statement of the Prosecutor General's Office of Azerbaijan that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline passing through the Yevlakh region was shelled]
They are once again targeting Stepanakert and other settlements of Artsakh. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
At night the enemy tried to advance and fortify in the southern direction (before getting to Jebrail), but the Armenian Armed Forces hit Azerbaijani units by missile and artillery strikes.
At 6:30 a.m. after another missile and artillery strikes, abandoning in the battle-field around 60 victims, as well as 27 units of hit and some dozens of operating military equipment, the remnants of three overloaded Azerbaijani brigades began a panicky retreat. We have a video shot.
Recently the Armenian troops has destroyed the enemy’s large fuel storage base in the southern – eastern direction. The video shot will be submitted soon.
Conditions have been established in the different directions of the frontline to advance the success. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]