Politics 19:22 02/04/2016 NKR

NKR Defense Ministry publishes first footages of the Azerbaijani offensive

“The situation along the Line of Contact between armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan continues to remain extremely tense. The frontline forces of the Defense Army continue defensive combat operations successfully, inflicting heavy losses to the adversary”, - a latest press statement from the Ministry of Defense of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic says. The press release also contains a video footage of the areas after the Azerbaijani offensive with graphic images of dead Azeri servicemen and destroyed military equipment and vehicles.


“Overall, during the entire period of armed clashes the Azerbaijani side has suffered the loss of more than 200 servicemen, as well as two tanks, two drones and two helicopters”, - the NKR MOD statement reads, adding that information about the losses of Defense Army will be provided shortly.

The OSCE Minsk Group co-Chairmen, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, German Foreign Minister and current Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Defense and Foreign Ministers of Russia Sergey Shoygu and Sergey Lavrov, as well as the Secretary General of CSTO Nikolay Bordyuzha – have all expressed “deep concerns” and called upon the parties to exercise restraint and honor the ceasefire regime in the recent hours.

Earlier it was reported that President Serzh Sargsyan is expected to convene a meeting of the country's National Security Council today in the evening.  The Council will discuss the growing escalation and violence along the Line of Contact following the unprecedented offensive carried out by the Azerbaijani armed forces since the night of April 2, as well as “other questions” about the situation, according to the official press release from the Office of the President.

Vladimir Hakobyan, the Press Secretary of the President of Armenia, spoke to Tert.am news portal around the midday of April 2 and confirmed that “President Serzh Sargsyan had been briefed incontinently about the escalation of the situation on the Line of Contact en route from the United States” and the Air Force One was expected to land in Yerevan “in the next hours”.

In the early morning of April 2 the official statement from Karabakh Defense Army confirmed that Vaghinak Grigoryan, 2004, killed, and two other children wounded in a shell launched from MM-21 artillery rocket system in the direction of Martuni positions. Reports confirmed the incident occurred on April 2 at about 08:30.

Early in the morning, in a special press statement the Armenian Ministry of Defense acknowledged the reports on the escalation on the Line of Contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops and called upon the co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group to make “addressed intervention without delay in order to keep the situation under control and escape larger scale military actions”.

The Ministry vowed “unexpected consequences” in the absence of such measures.

The Azerbaijani news portal haqqin.az, closely affiliated with the country’s President office, has confirmed in a news report that the offensive had been initiated by the armed forces of Azerbaijan in the night of April 2. 
 

All photos are available here.



Source Panorama.am
Share |

Newsfeed

18:30
Putin, Erdogan discuss efforts to establish Syrian constitutional committee – Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss efforts to...
18:00
Artsakh Airfest 2019 will open on August 24 in Stepanakert
For the third year in a row, Artsakh’s government organizes an air festival to promote tourism and aviation in Artsakh. Artsakh Airfest...
17:07
Chiefs of Staff of CIS armed forces held regular meeting in Dushanbe
The Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Major-General Artak Davtyan participated in meeting of Joint Chiefs of Staff of CIS...
16:57
“Anahit” and Anahit: I witnessed 6-month-old babies boiled alive
“Maragha was the first village where I fought. After Maragha one could lose its mind. I witnessed in reality more than in horror films one...
15:10
FC Ararat-Armenia wins F91 Dudelange in first leg of Europa League play-off
The UEFA Europa League play-ff first leg match between Armenian champion FC Ararat-Armenia  and F91 Dudelange from Luxembourg was played at...
13:45
US formally pulls Turkey's Patriot missile system offer
The Trump administration has formally withdrawn its offer for Turkey to purchase a Patriot missile system in retaliation for Turkey's...
12:20
Number of migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece triples in one month
Greece is at “breaking point” as the number of illegal migrants making the deadly sea crossing from Turkey to Europe has tripled. As...
12:15
Today marks April Hero Hovsep Kirakosyan birthday anniversary
Military captain of a company of engineers who died heroically during the April clashes of 2016 would have turned 31 today. Captain...
11:58
PM Pashinyan is in Jermuk
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has arrived in Jermuk  - a resort town in Vayots Dzor Province. The visit comes amid the...
11:21
Boris Johnson puts foot on table during Brexit talks at Elysee Palace
Boris Johnson rested his foot on a piece of furniture during his visit to the Elysee Palace in Paris. The prime minister was pictured in a...
10:51
Armenia adopts Declaration of Independence 29 years ago today
Today marks the 29th anniversary of Declaration of Independence of Armenia that was adopted on August 23, 1990. The Supreme Council of the...
18:45
MES warns against high risk of fire over the coming five days
Armenia’s ministry of emergency situations (MES) reports that over the next 5 days a high risk of fire is predicted in the valleys and...
18:30
Volunteering to provide people with a safe roof - VivaCell-MTS
In Aghavnadzor village of Vayots Dzor region a problem of a half-built house and a wheelchair ramp was solved. The Babayans have been assisted...
18:19
Byurakan Observatory to host the 3rd regional astronomical workshop
The Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) is hosting the 3rd Regional Astronomical workshop to take place o September 11-13.  The event...
18:00
Artsakh affiliate of the Armenian General Gymnastic Union opened in Stepanakert
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan was present on Thursday in the Stepanakert Revival Square at the solemn ceremony of founding the...
17:46
Iran is prepared to work on French nuclear deal proposals: foreign minister
Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, Foreign...
17:21
Venice Commission agrees to provide consultative opinion on ex-President Kocharyan’s case
The Venice Commissions has agreed to provide a consultative opinion on the case involving Armenian ex-president Robert Kocharyan charged with...
16:39
Earthquake hits 20 km north-west Martakert town of Artsakh
On August 22, at 09:41 local time (at 05:41 by GMT) the RA MES Seismic Protection Survey Seismological Network registered an earthquake at the...
16:33
Armenian Cultural Union of Argentina protests Erdogan's policies
The Armenian Cultural Union (UCA) of Argentina condemned the order issued today by the Turkish government to replace three HDP co-mayors with...
16:13
Armenian FM: Meetings with Trump and Pompeo have always been on our agenda
“The dialogue with the United States has not declined instead it has activated despite the fact no meetings with US President Donald Trump...
15:16
Samsung Galaxy Note10 officially on sale in 70 countries
Samsung Electronics started the official sales of its Galaxy Note 10 series of smartphones on Thursday in 70 countries.  The Galaxy Note 10...
15:15
Start-up programs’ presentation organized in Yerevan with participation of big entrepreneurs
Presentation of Start-up programs was organized in Yerevan with the participation of entrepreneurs from China, India, Vietnam and Iran....
15:07
Consultation on water supply issues held in Stepanakert
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan convened on Thursday a working consultation on the recent water supply issues in Stepanakert. As...
15:00
Diana Galoyan named new interim rector of Armenian State University of Economics
Armenian Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport has signed a decree on appointing Diana Galoyan as new interim rector of Armenian...
14:43
Sinquefield Cup: Aronyan shares point with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Levon Aronyan played with white pieces with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the fifth round of the Sinquefield Cup underway in Saint Louise, USA....
13:14
The Voluntary National Review of the Republic of Artsakh is disseminated in the UN
The Voluntary National Review of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) on the implementation of the Sustainable Developments Goals...
12:58
#MyfatherMyhero, #OurArtsakh - new flash mob ahead of Artsakh independence celebrations launched
Fathers are always  considered heroes for their sons, while those who have also fought for the liberation of Artsakh are double heroes. The...
12:46
Zelensky: Return of Crimea to Ukraine to be signal of Russia’s readiness to return to G8
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the return of Crimea to Ukraine, the cessation of hostilities in Donbas and the release of...
12:32
“Khazer” Ensemble to perform at Shushi Narekatsi Art Institute
Shushi Narekatsi Art Institute will host a concert on Thursday at 19:00 featuring Khazer Ensemble. The group will perform national folk songs by...
11:13
Boris Johnson’s girlfriend denied entry to US after Somaliland visit
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s gal pal Carrie Symonds has been barred from entering the US on business — apparently because...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}