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.

12 October, 2020, 15:43

Artsakh Defense Army

Considering the announcement of the ceasefire in the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict zone on October 10, 2020 for humanitarian purposes through the mediation of the Russian Federation for the exchange of bodies of prisoners of war, killed military and civilians for humanitarian purposes, the AR [Artsakh Republic] State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons expresses its readiness to carry out the humanitarian actions mentioned in the statement. In case of strict observance of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani side and stability of the situation on the line of contact, the commission is ready to carry out mutual humanitarian actions.

12 October, 2020, 15:16

Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan

Azerbaijani air force uses Su-25 attack planes along the border under protection of Turkish F-16 fighter jets. The air defense units of the Artsakh Defense Army shot down one enemy Su-25 attacker in the north-eastern direction.

12 October, 2020, 14:03

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan

The situation continues to be fatal. I am having active meetings with the militia. All of us should stand as one. The problem of the salvation of our Homeland is on the altar. We involve the participants of the first Artsakh war in the struggle. I am grateful to our people for the willingness and for defending our Motherland in a consolidated way.

12 October, 2020, 11:25

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

I have repeatedly referred to the fact that it is not appropriate to mark clear positions, places, even settlements at this stage of the war. The war is fierce; the Armenian army is fighting hard against the Turkish-Azerbaijani forces, which is several times larger than it, which is fully supported by the Turkish air force, other intelligence systems, and a large number of mercenaries, terrorists and private military organizations. The Armenian army is resisting these forces with great success, with such success that even world experts mention it. According to the tactical-operative necessity, the defense army carries out both retreat and change of lines, as well as attack and counterattack.

12 October, 2020, 10:20

Artsakh Defense Army

Azerbaijani media outlets have reported that artillery shells were fired at the Defense Army units retreating in the direction of the Red Market, resulting in heavy casualties. The Azeri propaganda machine, as usual, distorts the reality, trying to prove at all costs Ilham Aliyev’s ungrounded statement of on taking Hudrut under their control. The units of the Defense Army continue to confidently carry out the assigned combat tasks along the entire front. At the same time, the units of the Defense Army successfully stopped the attempts of the Azerbaijani armed forces, which did not follow the humanitarian ceasefire regime. The operation to blockade and destroy the penetrated subversive-intelligence group continues in the direction of Hadrut. The operative situation is under the full control of the Defense Army. We urge our compatriots to follow only the official news.

12 October, 2020, 09:02

Artsakh Defense Army

During the night the relatively stable tension remained in all of the directions of the front line. The enemy was especially active in northern, northeastern and southern directions. All attempts of the enemy forces to change the operational-tactical situation in their favor were suppressed by subdivisions of the Defense Army. The enemy has great losses of manpower and military equipment.

12 October, 2020, 08:31

Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan

During the night the situation in the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone was relatively stable and tense. The enemy is now intensively shelling the southern front.