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The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh: statements by Azerbaijan and Armenia, latest news as of September 19, 2023

Date: June 22, 2024 Time: 09:47:19

Baku announced the implementation of “local anti-terrorist measures to restore constitutional order”

Photo: REUTERS

On Tuesday, September 19, fighting resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh. We have briefly compiled the main things that are known about the conflict at the moment.

Latest news on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, 2023

– At 12:24 on September 19, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan announced the implementation of “local anti-terrorist measures to restore constitutional order.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan stated that “the only path to peace in the region is the complete withdrawal of the Armenian army from Karabakh and the dissolution of the Stepanakert regime.”

– The Karabakh Defense Ministry stated that Azerbaijan is firing along the entire line of contact.

– For its part, the Armenian Ministry of Defense reports that the republic’s borders are “relatively calm.” And the country’s Foreign Ministry called Azerbaijan’s actions “large-scale aggression.”

– The bombing of the outskirts of Stepanakert by Azerbaijan, the defeat of the Armenian Tor and Buk air defense systems near Stepankert and the Mortira electronic warfare station in the village of Ashagi Otarag are reported.

On Tuesday, September 19, fighting resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Photo: REUTERS

– Humanitarian corridors and reception points have been created to evacuate the population from the danger zone.

– Nikol Pashinyan convened a meeting of the Security Council of Armenia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic calls on the UN Security Council and Russian peacekeepers to take measures to stop Azerbaijan’s hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

– Armenia’s special ambassador Edmon Marukyan said it was the United States’ turn to decide what measures should be taken to resolve the situation in Karabakh.

– Mass protests began in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. The participants completely blocked all entrances to the central Republic Square and chanted slogans against Prime Minister Pashinyan.

– At 16:26 Moscow time, the assistant to the president of Azerbaijan, Hikmet Hajiyev, said that “the main objectives of the operation are about to be fulfilled.” “The military targets we identified earlier have already been neutralized. And then, as planned, operations will continue selectively, on a more limited scale,” he said.

Russian statements on the worsening of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

– The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, María Zajárova, stated that Russia calls for a ceasefire and a diplomatic solution to the situation. All measures for a peaceful solution to the problem are contained in the trilateral statement of the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia. In addition, she refuted statements that the Azerbaijani side warned in advance about the start of the operation and recalled the official recognition by the Armenian leadership that Nagorno-Karabakh belonged to Azerbaijan.

– Also said the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitri Peskov. that Moscow asks Yerevan and Baku to follow the trilateral documents. According to him, the main thing now is to convince the parties to abandon forceful methods.

“So far we do not have any information that anything has happened that threatens the lives of our peacekeepers. Of course, this is an important priority for us,” he emphasized.

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