By Vugar Khalilov
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has condemned the Armenian
military-political leadership for escalating tensions on the state
border, Azernews reports, citing the ministry.
“We declare that the Armenian military-political leadership
bears the entire responsibility for the deliberate escalation of
the situation,” the ministry stressed.
In the evening of October 3 and during the night of October 4,
units of the Armenian armed forces, using various calibers of
weapons, subjected to fire the Azerbaijani army positions, located
in Kalbajar's Zivel, Zaylik, and Istisu settlements, as well as
Tovuz's Aghdam and Qaralar settlements from their military
positions in Basarkechar (Gegharkunik) region's Subatan, Yukhari
Shorja and Istisu settlements, as well as Tovuzgala (Tavush)
region's Chinarli and Kolagir settlements, the ministry
Units of the Azerbaijani army took appropriate retaliatory
measures to suppress the opposite side, the report added.
The major border clashes since the 44-day war (2020) erupted
between the sides on the night of September 12 leading to 13, when
units of the Armenian armed forces carried out large-scale
provocations along the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border in
Dashkasan, Kalbajar, and Lachin directions.
As a result, 79 Azerbaijani armed forces personnel were killed,
the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
The Armenian government reported 207 losses among its own
military personnel. Moreover, 293 soldiers and three civilians were
wounded, and 20 soldiers were taken as prisoners.
Meanwhile, Armenians set fire to a forest area in Khojaly
District's Nakhchivanli village, which is temporarily controlled by
the Russian peacekeepers, Azernews reports, citing the local
In mid-September, Armenians perpetrated a similar act by
starting large wildfires in Azerbaijan's Khojaly District. The fire
could be observed from the Azerbaijani army positions, as well as
from various villages of the liberated Agdam District.
Previously, illegal Armenian immigrants committed similar crimes
in Azerbaijan's Lachin District prior to their evacuation of the
city and nearby towns under the Trilateral Declarations, signed on
November 10, 2020, by the Azerbaijani, Armenian, and Russian
Following the completion of the new road bypassing Lachin,
Azerbaijan has demanded Armenia leave the unlawfully occupied city
and adjacent settlements by August 25.
Armenians performed the same procedures before departing
Azerbaijan's Kalbajar District, which was agreed to be handed over
to Azerbaijan in line with the trilateral statement by the
Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders on November 10, 2020.
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