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WAR IN KARABAKH | 12-10-2020 | Daily News

ATTENTION! The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is an Armenian independent democratic state.

[12.10.20 08:42]
During the night the situation in the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone was relatively stable and tense. The enemy is now intensively shelling the southern front. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]
[12.10.20 09:15]
The situation during the night was relatively stable, but tense on all the sections of the front line. The adversary was particularly active in the Northern, North-Eastern and Southern sections. All attempts to tilt the operational and tactical situation more in their favor were stopped by the units of the Defense Army. The adversary suffered great losses of manpower and military equipment.
The adversary re-started shootings couple with artillery fire in the morning. These operations are being stopped by the appropriate actions undertaken by the units of the Defense Army. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]
[12.10.20 10:01]
Armenians of Los Angeles support Artsakh, they express their support by protests, marches, rallies and calls. Thousands of Armenians expressed their demands at the Consulate of Turkey on LA, lightening the Artsakh flag on the Consulate’s building as a protest against Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan during the war.

[12.10.20 10:18]
Updated data about the enemy’s losses – 3 more UAVs, 3 armour vehicles, 200 killed. [Armenian Unified Infocentre]

[12.10.20 10:44]
Azerbaijani media reported firing artillery at the Defence Army units retreating in the direction of the Red Market, causing heavy casualties. The Azeri propaganda machine, true to form, distorts the truth, in an attempt turn Aliyev's obvious lie about capturing Hardut into a reality. The Defence Army continues to confidently carry out its mission across the entire front line. Meanwhile, the Defence Army has halted an attempted Azerbaijani assault which violated the humanitarian truce. The operation to hunt down and destroy the remaining elements of the commando raiders in the Hadrut area continues. The Defence Army continues to exert its full control over the battlefield. Once more, we remind our compatriots that only official updates are credible. [Artsakh Defence Army]

11:16  Large-scale military operations continue in the Hadrut area. The Azerbaijanis, have concentrated large forces in an attempt to overrun the city. The Defence Army fights hard for every inch of land. [Vahram Poghosyan, Artsakh President Spokesperson]

[12.10.20 11:38]
The enemy’s forward subunits have once again undertaken offensive operations in the different directions of the frontline. The Defence Army undertakes proportionate steps to prevent them. [Vahram Poghosyan, Artsakh President Spokesperson]
[12.10.20 12:14]
Interview (https://www.mfa.am/en/interviews-articles-and-comments/2020/10/11/fm_aljazeera/10516) of the Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to "Al-Jazeera”
11 October, 2020
Question: To allow the process of the humanitarian work to go ahead, our correspondent Bernard Smith was telling us that no date had yet been said for that to begin because it was dependent on there being a ceasefire. Is there a way that Armenia can bring pressure on whoever it is that is firing rockets into Azerbaijan to stop doing that so that the humanitarian action can take place?
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan: I am coming back to the same question: Armenia is faithful to its commitment; Nagorno-Karabakh is faithful to its commitment. I am just repeating myself again in a very unequivocal way: since morning yesterday, all the way to the very-very late hours of the night, Azerbaijan has been shelling, targeting Stepanakert and other towns and villages. They have inflicted enormous damage to the civilians, to the civilian infrastructure all over day, when the ceasefire was emplaced. They don't apparently understand what the ceasefire is about. Ceasefire does not mandate them to kill civilians and to hit civilian settlements. That’s what was happening after 12 pm. Let’s be very clear about it.
This once again brings in a very important question: verification mechanisms. We want the ceasefire, we want verification mechanisms on the ground, which will indicate the perpetrator, which will demonstrate the party, which is not faithful to this ceasefire. We have been saying this for a long time and I repeat this again.
[12.10.20 12:21]
[ Видео ]
Defending the Motherland. Frontline. [Artsakh Defence Army]
[12.10.20 12:44]
[ Фотография ]
Armenia FM Zohrab Mnatsakanyan’s official visit to Moscow has commenced [Anna Naghdalyan, RA MFA Spokesperson]
[12.10.20 13:17]
At the initiative of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan a meeting with extra-parliamentary political parties is taking place right now, the issue of the Nagorno Karabakh is on the agenda. The meeting is attended by Eduard Sharmazanov, Spokesperson of the Republican Party of Armenia, Ishkhan Saghatelyan, representative of the Supreme Body of the ARF Dashnakcutyun, Levon Zourabyan, Vice – President of the Armenian National Congress party, Arman Babajanyan, leader of the On Behalf of the Motherland party, Aram Sarkissian, leader of the Republic party and Suren Sahakyan, representative of the Citizen’s Decision party.
[12.10.20 13:20]
Judge of the RA Constitutional Court Arman Dilanyan has put forward his candidacy for the post of the President of the Constitutional Court. Today a working session of the CC will be held, the issues of the election of the President and Vice President of the CC is on the agenda. [Edgar Ghazaryan, Head of the CC Staff]
[12.10.20 13:28]
[ Альбом ]
Within the framework of the official visit to Moscow Armenian FM Zohrab Mnatsakanyan visited Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and laid a wreath.
[12.10.20 13:33]
A meeting of the FMs of Armenia and Russia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Sergey Lavrov is taking place in Moscow right now.
[12.10.20 13:40]
[В ответ на Infocom-English version]
[ Альбом ]
The meeting of the FMs of Armenia and Russia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.
[12.10.20 13:45]
[ Видео ]
On October 12, the air defense forces of the Artsakh Defense Army hit an Azerbaijani AN-2 unmanned aircraft in the eastern direction. [Artsakh Defence Army]
[12.10.20 13:51]
Last Friday and Saturday, at least a part of Saturday, we spent here, in this building, with our Azerbaijani colleague. A very important agreement was reached at the initiative of RF President Putin. We can see, that this agreement is not fully maintained and military actions are underway. [Russian FM Sergey Lavrov at the opening of the negotiations with Armenian FM Zohrab Mnatsakanyan]
[12.10.20 14:00]
[ Фотография ]
Azerbaijani financial loses as of 12.10.2020.
[12.10.20 14:06]
Official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Said Khatibzade has called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to be committed to the ceasefire and resume negotiation on the settlement of the Khactabakh conflict within the frameworks of the international norms. He expressed regret with regard to the violations of the ceasefire in Nagonro Karabkh and condemned the shelling of the civilian infrastructures and buildings. Khatibzade has once again highlighted that Iran is ready to support Armenia and Azerbaijani during the negotiation process.
[12.10.20 14:13]
Turkey must push for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, Luxembourg’s foreign minister Jean Asselborn said on Monday speaking before a meeting with his EU counterparts.
"Turkey has not called for a truce yet, and I believe they are completely wrong with this position,” Asselborn said in Luxembourg. "I think the message from Luxembourg will be a call on Turkey, a NATO member, to help arrange a ceasefire quickly.” |www.reuters.com|
[12.10.20 14:25]
[ Фотография ]
Under the direct pressure of Turkey the Azerbaijani authorities are disrupting the Russian mediation mission around the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s chief advisor Vagharshak Harutyunyan told.
Harutyunyan says that with these actions Baku is trying to increase Ankara’s role in the conflict settlement issue.
"Fierce battles are now taking place in Artsakh despite the fact that at the mediation of Russia an agreement on cessation of hostilities for humanitarian purposes was adopted in Moscow. This means that Ankara is pressuring by all means the Azerbaijani authorities, who in turn are disrupting Russia’s mediation mission in an attempt to increase Turkey’s role in the conflict settlement issue,” Harutyunyan said. |armenpress.am|
[12.10.20 14:40]
The Kremlin considers it extremely important to fully implement the agreements in order the sides of the conflict to completely refrain from military actions in the future and shift to the diplomatic means of the settlement. We highly appreciate the agreed mutual understanding, decision about the humanitarian ceasefire. [Dmitrii Peskov, President Putin’s Spokesperson]
[12.10.20 14:42]
International "Petition for Peace" Signed by Over 500 Artists, Scientists, Professionals
Simon Abkarian, Taner Akcam, Ebrahim Golestan, Datevik Hovanesian, Jean-Claude Carrière, James Russell, Jost Gippert…
 These are some of more than 500 artists, scientists and professionals who have signed a petition calling for peace and an immediate ceasefire in Karabakh.
The petition begins:
"We, the undersigned, call on the international community, the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the citizens of the Republic of Turkey to demand an immediate cease-fire to stop the war launched against Nagorno-Karabakh and the Republic of Armenia.”
The full open letter calling for an immediate ceasefire is published in full on www.wecallforpeace.com in seven languages.
American professor and Armenologist James Russell, Turkish professor and historian Taner Akcam, French writer Jean-Claude Carrier, Jazz singer Datevik Hovanesian, Actor and director Simon Abkarian, German professor and Caucasian-Iranian scholar Jost Gippert, UK, Film Director and Producer Ebrahim Golestan are among the artists, cultural figures, students of international educational institutions and professionals across the board who have signed the petition that draws attention to the large-scale military adventure undertaken by President Ilham Aliyev on September 27 against the population of Artsakh.
The petition concludes:
"Today’s situation is yet another outcome of the failure to globally recognize and condemn the 1915 Armenian Genocide․ In light of numerous violations of international laws, we call on all people and powers in the world to exert their influence on Azerbaijan and Turkey to put an end to this war immediately. We call for an immediate mediation process that guarantees the safety of all people throughout the region.” |hetq.am|
[12.10.20 14:45]
[ Альбом ]
The situation remains critical. I have been in meetings with our militia throughout the day. We must all stand together as one. The defense of our Homeland is at stake. Veterans from the first Artsakh War have already rejoined our ranks for this struggle. I am grateful for the eagerness of our people in mounting a united defence of our homeland. [Arayik Harutyunyan, President of Artsakh]
[12.10.20 15:25]
[В ответ на Infocom-English version]
After Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s meeting with extra-parliamentary political party RF Ambassador to Armenia Sergey Kopirkin has entered the RA Government building.
[12.10.20 15:28]
The Azerbaijani air force operates Su-25 fighter jets along the border with the air support of Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jets.
Air Defense units of Defense Army of Artsakh shot down one Su-25 attack aircraft  in the north-eastern direction. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]
[12.10.20 15:43]
Press conference (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Yq851ZL3o) of the FMs of Armenia and Russia.
[12.10.20 16:25]
[ Фотография ]
Ministers of Health Arsen Torosyan is touring hospitals to meet wounded servicemen.
[12.10.20 16:44]
Russian Federation expects that the agreement on the ceasefire in the Nagono Karabakh conflict zone, reached in the result of the meeting in Moscow on October 10, will be strictly implemented. We also exchanged ideas with regard to our further steps. Not all questions will be solved quickly and simultaneously. We realize, that there should be a process, but we consider it not correct to delay the resumption of the process of political negotiations. [Russian FM Sergey Lavrov during the joint press conference with RA FM Zohrab Mnatsakanyan]
[12.10.20 16:47]
[ Фотография ]
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today hosted several representatives of extra-parliamentary political forces in the Office of Government.
The Premier referred to the situation established due to the hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan with the direct support of Turkey, the steps and measures taken by the Armenian government, including the ones underway in the diplomatic sphere. The Prime Minister answered a number of questions.
The representatives of extra-parliamentary forces expressed their views and suggestions on further action to fight against the aggressors.
The speakers welcomed the idea of holding an exchange of views in such a format. They agreed in that meetings like this might be held in the future as well, depending on the situation.
[12.10.20 16:59]
The Azerbaijani Air Force operates Su-25 fighter jets along the border with the air support of F-16 fighter jets of the Air Force of Turkey. Air Defense units of Defense Army of Artsakh shot down one Su-25 attack aircraft in the north-eastern direction. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]
[12.10.20 17:13]
Today I have sent letters to Attila Mesterházy, President of the NATO PA, and heads of the delegations of the NATO member states and associated states. I have informed that Azerbaijan, breaching requirements of the humanitarian ceasefire, declared from 12:00 p.m. October 10, continues to target civilian population and civilian infrastructures. Moreover, actually, with the direct support of Turkey the policy of the Armenian Genocide is still being implementing. [Andranik Kocharyan, Chair of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defense and Security]
[12.10.20 17:18]
[ Фотография ]
The situation has already become a serious security threat for the whole region. What our compatriots in Nagorno Karabakh have faced today is the embodiment of an existential threat. Since September 27 the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan is conducting a large-scale aggression against the people of Nagorno Karabakh, with this showing its goal – to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict with military means and eliminate the people of Artsakh. This aggression is different in a sense that Turkey is directly interfered, there are also armed terrorists in Azerbaijan from Syria and Libya which Turkey uses for the interests of its military-political leadership. Azerbaijan has become a hotbed of international terrorism in the region. Today we need to stop the military operations, and Russia’s role on the matter is quite important. [Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenian FM] |armenpress.am|
[12.10.20 17:46]
[ Фотография ]
Turkey is the member of the Minsk Group. In that case why Turkey shouldn’t be also one of the Co-chairs? [Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan President]
[12.10.20 17:50]
[В ответ на Infocom-English version]
[ Фотография ]
Arman Dilanyan has been elected President of the Constitutional Court.
[12.10.20 17:58]
Defence Army has published the names of the 51 killed servicemen.
[12.10.20 18:01]
Armenians held protest in Luxembourg ahead of the EU foreign ministers’ meeting urging to condemn the Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh outside the venue of the EU foreign ministers’ meeting. They were holding the flags of Armenia and Artsakh.
The EU foreign ministers are scheduled to meet on October 12 in Luxembourg to debate the global political situation. The Nagorno Karabakh conflict is also on the agenda. |armenpress.am|
[12.10.20 18:04]
[ Фотография ]
Russian and Turkish Defence Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Hulusi Akar discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh during telephone conversation today. During the telephone conversation, the Turkish Defense Minister stated that "Azerbaijan cannot wait for 30 years for the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. Turkey supports Azerbaijan's operation to return its territory." | azatutyun.am |
[12.10.20 18:07]
President of the National Assembly of the RA Ararat Mirzoyan held a phone conversation with Valentina Matvienko, Chair of the RF Federation Council. President Mirzoyan informed about breaches of the ceasefire and continuing targeting of the peaceful settlements by Azerbaijan, as well as involvement of Turkish and international terrorists.
[12.10.20 18:10]
I will express Romania's view on Nagorno-Karabakh that the situation is very worrying. And I will strongly urge the parties to resume dialogue, start discussions on peace and strictly follow the recently agreed ceasefire, which has already been violated. [Romanian Foreign Minister before the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers] | armenpress.am |
[12.10.20 18:13]
[ Видео ]
Hit of another UAVs. [Artsakh Defence Army]
[12.10.20 18:34]
[ Фотография ]
Financial assistance received for Artsakh as of October 12. [NKR InfoCenter]
[12.10.20 19:14]
France condemns the violation of the agreements reached on the humanitarian ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. France, being a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, is fully prepared to facilitate the resumption of talks without preconditions in order to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. [Representative of the French MFA] | armenpress.am |
[12.10.20 19:30]
[ Фотография ]
We are concerned about the large-scale military aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Armenia and Artsakh. We call on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately stop the bombing and shelling of civilian infrastructure, as a result of which civilians are killed and injured every day. We call on Turkey to suspend military-technical assistance to Azerbaijan and to stop directing jihadist terrorist groups to the Azerbaijani-Karabakh front. [Estonian Conservative Party]
[12.10.20 19:34]
[ Фотография ]
The humanitarian ceasefire was violated by the Azerbaijani side just minutes after the announcement of the ceasefire by the Artsakh Defense Army. The Azerbaijani-Turkish forces are carrying out parallel attacks on the frontline in parallel with the incessant rocket and artillery shelling. Four civilians were killed as a result of subversive attacks on Hadrut by the trio of international terrorists, Turkey and Azerbaijan. The international community must take decisive measures, including a binding one, to restore peace in the region. [Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh]
[12.10.20 19:38]
The Council of Europe is in favor of establishing an immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict has been taken to a completely new level. We can no longer tolerate hostilities. Our priority should be the establishment of a ceasefire. The second issue is the return of the parties to the negotiating table under the auspices of the OSCE. [First Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece] | azatutyun.am |
[12.10.20 19:56]
[ Фотография ]
One of the representatives of the European Parliament also said that if we have to be satisfied only with the calls, the meaning of the structure's existence is questioned. They also understand very well that it is not possible to achieve anything only with calls. The killing of civilians in Hadrut, the involvement of terrorists make our work in the diplomatic field much easier to show that there is a struggle for existence here. [Gayane Abrahamyan] | hetq.am |

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