Azerbaijan launched “an offensive” against Nagorno-Karabakh thus Armenia retaliated.
Armenia’s new attack against Azerbaijan is an act of aggression and use of force. It is yet another provocation of Armenia since Tovuz incident. Political-military leadership of Armenia bears full responsibility.tweets HikmetHajiyev. Assistant of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration.
Armenia has shot downed two helicopters and three UAVs of Azerbaijan.
Armenia says that Azerbaijan has launched a large air attack against Artsakh, with several Armenian missile systems destroyed and losses in Azerbaijan’s air force.
Hostilities break out between Armenia & Azerbaijan over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, both countries claims.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have clashed over control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region for decades. On Monday, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported that one member of the armed forces was killed as a result of a shelling incident along the border with Armenia.
Azerbaijan launched “an offensive” against Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian PM said amid reports of Azeri aircraft being shot down.
Baku insists it is taking “retaliatory measures” in the disputed Armenian-populated region.
Spokesperson of the president of the unrecognized breakaway Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), Vahram Poghosyan, says the city of Stepanakert has been shelled.
“Civilian settlements, including the capital, Stepanakert, were also subjected to artillery fire,” Poghosyan said on Facebook on Sunday, adding that the response will be “proportionate.”
Earlier in the day, a spokesperson of Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry said that Armenia’s armed forces opened fire at settlements along the line of military confrontation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the early hours of Sunday.
According to the spokesperson, at least six settlements came under attack and there are dead and wounded among the local population.
The defenсe ministry’s spokesperson said that civilian infrastructure was seriously damaged and that information on casualties and wounded among the civilian population and the military was being verified.
According to the spokesperson, the Azerbaijani army is taking “retaliatory measures.”
Azerbaijan and Armenia have clashed over control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region since the early 1990s. The latest armed clashes broke out in July, with both sides reporting casualties.