On October 14th, the Armenian Ministry of Defense released an updated claim of casualties suffered by the Azerbaijani side.
Since the last update, which happened two days earlier, the new losses of Azerbaijan army are: 3 UAVs, 20 armored vehicles, 1 plane, 350 casualties.
The Azerbaijani armed forces strike at peaceful settlements. In particular, today the enemy, in addition to shelling the city of Martakert, used military aircraft in this direction. Units of the Artsakh defense army are taking appropriate measures, the Ministry of defense of Artsakh said in a statement.
The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement informing that on October 14, the Azerbaijani armed forces targeted military installations and equipment on duty within the territory of the Republic of Armenia, in the Vardenis region, based only on groundless assumptions that the equipment was “ready to strike at peaceful settlements in Azerbaijan.”
“It is obvious that Azerbaijan is not only refusing to implement the ceasefire which should have been established on the basis of joint statement of the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, agreed on October 10 at the initiative of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, but also with blatant instigation of Turkey, seeks to expand the geography of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, by attacking and resorting to open aggression against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia.
All the actions undertaken by the Azerbaijani side will receive an adequate response with the means at the disposal of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia.
We strongly condemn Azerbaijan’s attempts of armed aggression against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia and warn that Azerbaijan’s provocative actions will lead to irreversible military-political consequences, for which the leadership of Azerbaijan bears full responsibility.“
The Armenian side released a video showing Azerbaijani casualties.
The Armenian military destroyed 60-62 fighters of the Azerbaijani armed forces, including Turks and mercenaries, in 3-5 minutes of fighting. They also took 2 war prisoners, who told about the participation of Turks and mercenaries in the war against the Armenians.
In this battle, the Armenian side allegedly has only 1 loss.
The destruction of the opponent became possible due to the tactical retreat of the Armenian forces.
An alleged Azerbaijani sabotage group was also eliminated by Armenian shelling
Another propaganda video claimed that none of the Azerbaijani soldiers who attacked have “left Hadrut alive.”
In an unconfirmed report, about 1000 Syrian militants fighting against Armenians in Artsakh have laid down their arms and refuse to fight against Armenians, explaining that it is impossible to defeat the Armenians, this is not Libya or the Syrian war, everything is different here. The Embassy of Armenia in Iraq reports this.
“We’re all just going to die. The customer also refuses to pay,” the mercenaries complain.
Now, obviously this is very bold-faced propaganda.
The screenshot below is being shared by Armenian media and it supposedly proves that Armenians are too scary for Syrian militants is from a page that’s supposed to be of the Embassy of Armenia in Iraq. The Facebook post has since been not available, and this is the image that Armenian media are sharing:
Despite the supposed victories of Azerbaijan, the Armenian army is allegedly being impossible to defeat. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced the retreat of the Armenian army during a video address to the people. The appeal was published on the website of the head of government.
“For 18 days of the war, our heroic troops retreated to the south and north,” Pashinyan said. According to him, this is due to the fact that the Azerbaijani troops changed their tactics, “trying to create confusion in the rear with sabotage groups.”
However, Pashinyan noted that the defense army of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh, despite heavy fighting and losses in manpower and equipment, “keeps the situation under control” and inflicts damage on the Azerbaijani army.
During his speech, Pashinyan also stated that the “Turkish-Azerbaijani blitzkrieg” had failed.
He compared the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh with the Munich Agreement of 1938.
“A number of countries with the possibility of strategic deterrence did not properly assess the danger, continuing to consider the issue in the context of the Karabakh conflict and believing that territories in exchange for peace is a solution that can save the situation,” Pashinyan said.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that in 2018, Azerbaijan demanded in negotiations to give up seven regions of Nagorno-Karabakh in exchange for peace. According to him, Baku refused to consider the issue of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh outside Azerbaijan.
“In the negotiation process, Azerbaijan has reached the point when it has put a demand for the Armenian people to give up their rights, return five of the seven regions, present specific deadlines for the surrender of the remaining two regions, any status of Nagorno-Karabakh must be determined within Azerbaijan. In addition, the clarification of the status should not have been linked to the process of handing over the territories. The territories were to be surrendered in exchange for peace,” said Pashinyan during his address to the nation.
He specified that the Armenian government refused to consider the issue in this context, as it was unacceptable.
Separately, on October 14th, a telephone conversation between Putin and Erdogan was initiated by the Turkish side.
The main topic of discussion was the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. “It was hoped that Turkey, as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, would make a constructive contribution to de-escalation of the conflict,” a statement on the Kremlin’s website says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the telephone conversation with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, expressed “serious concern” about the participation of militants from the Middle East.
The Russian President warned Erdogan that he is “seriously concerned about the participation of militants from the Middle East in the hostilities.”
Other topics of conversation included the situation in Libya, Syria and the fight against coronavirus. “Mutual interest has been recorded in cooperation in the fight against coronavirus infection, including cooperation in the development and production of vaccines,” the Kremlin press service said.
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