Armenian-Azerbaijani War, Day 7

Armenian-Azerbaijani War, Day 7

Artsakh Defense Army managed to suspend the large-scale attack by the enemy today. One of the directions our forces have been against the attack. There are heavy protective battles in the rest of the wings.
The Artsakh Defense Army managed to stop the enemy's large-scale attack that began today. In one of the directions our forces counterattacked. In other parts, there are heavy defensive fights.
Shushan Stepanyan, Press secretary of the Minister of Defence of RA

Extremely Important: 
Azerbaijan has resorted to using of long-range weapons to destroy civilian infrastructure, which could result in an environmental disaster.

During the night in Artsakh-Azerbaijan conflict zone, the fighting continued with varying intensity. At the moment, the most fierce battles are being fought in the northern and southern directions of the front line, where the opponent, engaging new forces in the front, resorted to offensive actions. The units of the Defense Army show heroic resistance, inflicting heavy losses on the opponent.
During the recent minutes as a result of precise fire of the Defense Army units, 3 opponent planes were shot down in the southern direction.
Armenian unified info center
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Arayik Harutyunyan, the President of Artsakh Republic is in frontline
His speech: 

“Generals, officers, sergeants and soldiers of the Armenian Army deserving glory and pride,
Comrades-in-arms,
Devoted volunteer fighters,
Along the whole Artsakh and Azerbaijan contact line heavy combat actions of various intensity are going on.
Civilian settlements, including Stepanakert, came under shelling.
The Nation and the Homeland are in danger; the right of living and creating freely, independently and with dignity on the soil liberated at the price of the blood of our brave sons is threatened.
Thus, together with the special purpose units I am now heading to the frontline for fighting my part of war, because now I will be more useful at the frontline than in the rear.
I urge all of you to get on your feet immediately and with single-minded devotion protect our integral right of living in our own homeland without any risk to our existence.
This is a sacred patriotic war which we should win through the participation and devotion of every single person.
I believe in the courage of your souls and the strength of your arms.
Let’s be worthy of our Great ancestors, of all those who gave their lives in Sardarapat, Great Patriotic War, Artsakh Liberation Struggle, April 2016 War, July 2020 combat actions, so that every morning of our mothers, sisters and children opens with peace, so that their every smile is filled with dignity and pride. 
Let’s be responsible before the present and coming generations in order not to allow the century-long enemy genocide us again and wave a yataghan above our existence and dignity, so that the coming generations have an opportunity of existing and creating on our own soil, with our own values.
We have had many victories and created an organized and a combat-ready, strong and victorious army in the whole region. Today the Armenian Army is the impersonation and the backbone of national unification and consolidation.
Now it is time for our whole nation to become an indomitable and powerful army, a spiritual domestic battlement to which all foreign storms will hit and fall on to knees.
I am confident that you share my concerns and belief, that you also adopt those nationwide and universal human values for the sake of which we should stand unbending and dauntless.
This is our last fight which we undoubtedly will win together.
I am with you until the VICTORY.
To arms!
This is an honour!”.

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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh on the need to recognize the independence of the Republic of Artsakh

Since 27 September 2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces, with the support of Turkey and terrorist organizations from the Middle East, have unleashed an aggressive war against the Republic of Artsakh. The large-scale armed attack by Azerbaijan on the Republic of Artsakh is accompanied by serious violations of the norms of international humanitarian law, as well as the laws and customs applicable in armed conflict. In particular, the Azerbaijani-Turkish armed formations are deliberately shelling cities, villages and civilian objects of Artsakh with the aim of terrorizing and destroying the civilian population. As a result of their criminal actions, there have been numerous casualties among the civilian population.

We welcome the efforts of leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries and the international community as a whole, aimed at putting an immediate end to the armed aggression of Azerbaijan and the de-escalation of tensions. At the same time, we note that all the demands and appeals of the international community are cynically rejected by the triple alliance of Turkey, Azerbaijan and terrorist organizations.

We call on the international community to recognize the independence of the Republic of Artsakh in order to ensure the rights of the citizens of Artsakh to life and peaceful development. In the current situation, the international recognition of Artsakh is the only effective mechanism to restore peace and security in the region.

Photo is taken from Facebook page of Artsrun Hovhannisyan, the representative of RA Ministry of Defence

October 03, 2020 at 14:22