Artsakh Chronicle | 19 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.

19 October 2020, 15:14

Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan

The claims of the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General that Armenia targeted the Baku-Novorossiysk oil pipeline are completely false.

19 October 2020, 13:13

Representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Artsrun Hovhannisyan

There are heavy and persistent battles, especially in the south.

19 October 2020, 12:01

Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan

Heavy battles continue in the southern direction. Our subdivisions are “eroding” the enemy.

19 October 2020, 09:13

Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan

On October 18, the Azerbaijani armed forces have launched an attack supported by tanks on the southern direction, employing 7 MBTs, including one T-90, as well as 5 armored personnel carriers. The enemy was intent to apply a fire and psychological pressure on the personnel through a swift onslaught, in order to achieve a breakthrough in the important sector of the border. Owing to the professional prowess, high morale and excellent synchronized action brought to bear by Colonels Stephan Gevorgyan and Stanislav Yeriomin, as well as a tank killer private Garik Araqelyan the attack was disrupted and the enemy was thrown back a few kilometers.

19 October 2020, 09:00

 Arstakh Defense Army

At night, the situation in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan conflict zone, in general, was relatively stable and tense. Artillery battles continued in some areas. In the morning, despite the agreement on a humanitarian ceasefire, enemy forces resumed artillery shelling in the north-south direction. The units of the Defense Army are taking appropriate actions to silence the enemy firing points, keeping the operative situation under control.

19 October 2020, 00:52

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

Touching upon the agreements on a ceasefire, Minister Mnatsakanyan stressed Azerbaijan’s destructive approach to non-implementation of the agreements reached. Minister Mnatsakanyan, in his turn, highly appreciated the principled decision of the Canadian leadership to suspend the export of strategic goods to Turkey within the framework of the ongoing investigation.

19 October 2020, 00:01

Human rights ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan

On 16 October, at around 1PM a member of the Azerbaijani armed forces called the brother of an Armenian soldier and said that his brother is with them; they beheaded him and were going to post his photo on the Internet. Afterwards, several hours later, the brother found the photo of on his killed brother’s social media page. The conviction is that these were members of Azerbaijani army who posted the Armenian solder’s photo on his social media page. There were two phone calls with Azerbaijani soldiers who used hate speech with intention to humiliate the Armenian killed soldier’s brother. As the latter informed the Human Rights Defender, the calls were made from the Armenian soldier’s phone number. These are cruel and terroristic methods. The Human Rights Defender of Armenia has recorded other cases of torture and atrocities; these activities are ongoing. All data is duly documented and will be presented to relevant international bodies. Perpetrators of such criminal actions should be punished by all means of international criminal law.