Armenian 3rd Motorized Rifle Division was destroyed by the Azerbaijani Air Force

YEREVAN, (BM) – continues to inform you about the situation in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which escalated very quickly and caused the two neighboring countries to enter into an open ram conflict.

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According to the latest information spread by local sources and Russian media, Yerevan is gradually losing the initiative. Sources claim that the Azerbaijani Air Force uses the drones they bought from Turkey months ago quite skillfully, and thanks to them, the 3rd Martuni Motorized Rifle Regiment of the Armenian Army has been completely destroyed. Including the Azeris and their drones managed to destroy additional anti-aircraft missile equipment, catpo and armored vehicles and tanks.

Information about the destruction of the 3rd Motorized Rifle Regiment comes directly from the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, according to Russian journalists from Interfax. The head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense Vagif Dargahli was quoted in the spread message by the Russian media.

“As a result of the attacks of the Azerbaijani army, the third Martuni motorized rifle regiment of the Armenian armed forces, located in the occupied Khojavend region, was destroyed,” said Vagif Dargahli.

The spokesman called on all people to be involved in the transportation of wounded and injured civilians, soldiers and children. All this confirms the information from the last 36 hours that the two countries in the conflict, Armenia and Azerbaijan, have seriously involved their military power in resolving a conflict that could turn from a regional to a continental one at any moment.

We remind that earlier today the Iranian Ministry of Defense announced that it had taken measures to tighten control, defense and military power on the border with Azerbaijan, fearing that the conflict would not be transferred to their territory.

At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports that hundreds of Azeris living in Russia have expressed a desire to return to Azerbaijan and join their army, in order to show not only sympathy for their compatriots and readiness to enter the battle for protection of their homeland.

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27, active clashes are taking place in the disputed territory. Martial law was introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization was announced. Both sides reported killed and wounded, including civilians. In Baku, they announced the control of several Karabakh villages and strategic heights. Yerevan also reports about the shelling of the territory of Armenia.

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR.

During the armed conflict in 1992-1994, the Azerbaijani side lost control of Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven areas adjacent to it. Since 1992, negotiations have been conducted within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group on a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The group is led by co-chairs – Russia, USA and France.

In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, through the mediation of Russia, signed the Bishkek Armistice Protocol. At the same time, military operations did not stop there, which periodically renewed.

The most significant exacerbation of the conflict was the four-day war of 2016. Then hundreds of soldiers on both sides became victims.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a meeting with the President of Azerbaijan last year, called for a rhetoric that would go against the fundamental principles endorsed by both sides and enshrined in the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act when resolving the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh.

At the same time, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry admitted that much more needs to be done to achieve a long-term political settlement.


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