“Baku does not hide, but instead brazenly boasts about its contemptuous undermining of worldwide opinion and legal and humanitarian obligations”.
The Armenian Defense Ministry pledged to take “adequate measures” to stabilize the situation on the border.
Armenia has threatened to make “retaliatory” artillery and rocket strikes against Azerbaijani forces after Armenian soldiers and civilians were killed in the past two days. It also urged Azerbaijani media not to disseminate the “enemy propaganda”.
Additionally, a large number of Armenian servicemen were wounded. The Committee to Protect Journalists has stated that Azerbaijan is the fifth most censored country in the world.
The escalation of tension in Nagorno-Karabakh and on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border comes despite a meeting Saturday in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, between Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan and Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov. 1995), Harout Hakobyan (b.
The Director of the Center for Regional Studies, political scientist Richard Kirakosyan, in his turn, interprets the use of Azerbaijani artillery in the shootings as evidence of its intention to resume active military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.
He made the remarks September 28 commenting on recent violence on the contact line.
On September 26, Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian vowed to “expose and chase down” individuals responsible for the killings.
“Three Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in heavy fighting” with Armenian forces across the frontline of breakaway Nagorny Karabakh, Azerbaijan’s defence ministry said in a statement.
“Our determination to keep the prevention of the crime of genocide on the global agenda is [exemplified] by the resolutions we periodically table at the Human Rights Council”, Armenia’s leader underlined. More than 10 Azeri troops were killed or injured, it said.