Artsakh Chronicle | 18 October

The ceasefire violations in the direction of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and further developments, started  on September 27, according to the chronology with Russian, French and German translations.

18 October 2020, 17:32

Artsakh Defense Army

Despite the new humanitarian ceasefire agreement that took effect at midnight today, Azerbaijani UAVs consistently violated the airspace of Artsakh throughout the day․ The Air Defense units of the Defense Army successfully shot down two UAVs.

18 October 2020, 11:33

Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan

The Armenian-Azerbaijani border is relatively calm. The statement of the Azerbaijani side that the units of the Armed Forces of Armenia opened fire from large-caliber weapons along the border is not consistent with reality

18 October 2020, 10:35

State service of emergency situations of AR

The night was relatively calm in the settlements of Artsakh. In the northern and southern directions of Azerbaijan grossly violated the humanitarian ceasefire obtained at night. However, there was no fire in the direction of peaceful settlements and civilian infrastructures.

18 October 2020, 09:37

Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan

The DA units have destroyed 4 enemy assaulting tanks in the southern direction. In the southern flank of the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone the enemy is employing a large number of UAVs and artillery systems.

18 October 2020, 08:32

Artsakh Defense Army

During the night, the humanitarian ceasefire in the Artsakh- Azerbaijan conflict zone was generally maintained, except for the period from 00:04 to 02:45 in the northern direction and the period from 02:20 to 02:45 in the southern direction when the enemy forces used rocket-propelled grenades as well. At around 07:20 in the morning after an active artillery fire Azerbaijani armed forces attacked the southern direction. There are casualties on both sides. The entire responsibility for the escalation of the situation on the front line falls on the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan.

18 October 2020, 05:37

Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan

Yet again violating the humanitarian ceasefire, the enemy has opened artillery and small arms fire from 00:04 to 02:45 in the northern direction, while has launched missile strikes from 00:20 to 02:45 in the southern direction.

18 October 2020, 00:20

Spokesperson of the President of the Artsakh Republic Vahram Poghosyan

The situation on the front line calmed down.