Azerbaijan liberates 6 villages from Armenia
Published: 02:44 PM, 28 September 2020
Hikmet Hajiyev, an adviser to the Azerbaijani president, said Armenian forces had deliberately carried out military operations, saying, “Azerbaijani troops had retaliated and liberated six villages.”
Azerbaijan and Armenia, two countries in the Caucasus region, have seen re-eruption of with the heaviest clashes in years since Sunday.
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of carrying out attacks in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. On the other hand, Azerbaijan has accused Armenian-backed terrorists of carrying out attacks on Azerbaijani military and civilians.
Nagorno-Karabakh is an area of Azerbaijan. In 1992, it was captured by Armenian-backed guerrillas. Earlier, ethnic Azerbaijani nationals fled the area in the face of terrorist attacks.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has announced that Armenia has imposed martial law in the area and sent troops there. Civilians on both sides have claimed civilian casualties following widespread clashes on the frontline.
The Armenian Defense Ministry said it had destroyed three tanks, two helicopters and three drones belonging to Azerbaijani forces. “Our response will be appropriate and the civilian and military leaders of Azerbaijan will have to take responsibility for the conflict,” the ministry said.
“We will use strong forces to defend our motherland,” said Armenia’s Prime Minister.
Azerbaijan has rejected the statement issued by the Armenian Defense Ministry. Baku claims that the position of the Azerbaijani military on the frontline is good.
Russia and Turkey, meanwhile, have called on both countries to end the conflict.