Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan reported 49 victims of the conflict with Azerbaijan 49 Armenians were killed in hostilities on the border with Azerbaijan on the night of September 13, Prime Minister Pashinyan said
< p>49 people were killed in the battles on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a meeting in the National Assembly, News.am reports.
“At the moment, we have 49 confirmed victims Ministry of Defense»,— he said.
The prime minister said that the Azerbaijani army tried to attack Armenia in four directions, and then sent the military to two or three more directions.
“Azerbaijan is trying to pretend that they were a response to provocations from Armenia, but we must state that this information is completely false,” — Pashinyan added.
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated on the night of September 12-13. The Ministry of Defense of Armenia reported on the intensive shelling of the border cities of Sotka, Goris and Jermuk from Azerbaijan. Yerevan noted that Baku fired from artillery pieces and large-caliber weapons, and also used drones.
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By morning, the Armenian military department clarified that the Azerbaijani military shelled Vardenis, Ishkhanasar and Kapan.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry accused Armenia of escalating the conflict. According to him, the Armenian “sabotage groups” set up land mines in the areas between the positions of the Azerbaijani army units and supply routes, and then opened intense fire on the positions of the Azerbaijani army in the Dashkesan, Kalbajar and Lachin regions from various types of weapons, including mortars.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry explained that the military returned fire in order to prevent the expansion of the territory of hostilities and to suppress the fire from Armenia. There are casualties from Baku, the Foreign Ministry reported without specifying specific figures.
At night, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan discussed the new escalation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Armenian government has officially turned to Russia, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the UN Security Council for help. Later, Armenian defense ministers Suren Papikyan and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu agreed to take measures to stabilize the situation.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov spoke about the situation to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried. He pointed out that Azerbaijan is not interested in a military escalation at a time when the “territories liberated from occupation” restoration and construction work is underway.
In the morning, Trend.az agency, citing sources, reported that the parties agreed on a ceasefire from 8:00 Moscow time. There has been no official confirmation of this information yet.
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