Monday, 26 October, 2020

Martial Law, Total Mobilization in Armenia After Clashes with Azerbaijan

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Deanna Wagner | 27 September, 2020, 14:48

Four UN Security Council and two UN General Assembly resolutions as well as decisions by many worldwide organizations refer to this fact and demand the withdrawal of the occupational Armenian forces from Upper Karabakh and seven other occupied regions of Azerbaijan.

Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh said the city of Stepanakert has been shelled and urged residents to get to safety.

Aliyev says "there are losses among the Azerbaijani forces and the civilian population as a result of the Armenian bombardment".

Meanwhile, the Armenian Ministry of Defense reported that the Armenian side has hit "two enemy helicopters and three unmanned aerial vehicles".

Nagorno-Karabakh's leader Araik Harutyunyan accused the Turkish government of sending mercenaries to Azerbaijan.

European Council president Charles Michel has called for a halt to fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces and an "immediate return to negotiations, without preconditions".

She blamed the deteriorating economic situation in both countries for the flare-up but that worldwide involvement likely played a role.

He promised Turkey would stand by Azerbaijan and said "Armenia is playing with fire and endangering regional peace".

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"We will support our Azerbaijani brothers with all our means in their fight to protect their territorial integrity", Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said in a statement.

"Armenia has violated the ceasefire by attacking civilian settlements ... the global community must immediately say stop to this unsafe provocation".

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been involved in a dispute since the fall of the Soviet Union and had engaged in border conflicts earlier this year.

Nagorno-Karabakh is an ethnic Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan that has been out of Azerbaijan's control since the end of a war in 1994.

Aliyev vowed to avenge the blood of martyrs, saying the Azerbaijani army continues retaliation on Armenian military positions, and that many units of its military equipment have been destroyed.

France, Russia and the United States have mediated peace efforts as the "Minsk Group" but the last big push for a peace deal collapsed in 2010.

Armenia has said it will defend the territory, which has declared its independence but relies heavily on Yerevan.