We can resolve the conflict with Azerbaijan by ourselves: Karabakh

We can resolve the conflict with Azerbaijan by ourselves: Karabakh

PanARMENIAN.Net - Azerbaijani authorities have brought themselves to a dead end thanks to their own policy, the Artsakh President's spokesman said, according to Panorama.am.

“Their military operation failed; I mean taking those 200-300 meters with such terrible losses doesn’t solve anything,” Davit Babayan said.

“On the other hand, halting military actions would mean they have made a moral and political mistake and will have to bear the consequences.”

According to him, Azerbaijan didn't author the decision to attack.

“Turkey is the only country in the world to unconditionally support Azerbaijan in the most diverse issues,” Babayan said.

Asked whether Karabakh will turn to Russia for assistance in the event of resumption of hostilities, the spokesman said: “We are our only hope. I believe we are capable of resolving the issue with Azerbaijan by ourselves, just like we did in 1991-1994.”

The parties to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict agreed on a bilateral ceasefire along the contact line which came into force at midday, April 5.

Prior to that, on the night of April 1-2, Azerbaijani armed forces initiated overt offensive operations in the southern, southeastern and northeastern directions of the line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh.

As many as 20 Karabakh servicemen were killed and 72 were wounded in the course of military operations. In addition, 4 civilians and 5 volunteers have been killed.

26 Karabakh soldiers have gone missing so far.

As of April 5, the Azerbaijani side has lost 29 tanks and over 5 armored vehicles, including an IFV, as well as 1 TOS-1A Solntsepyok multiple rocket launcher, 1 BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher, 2 military helicopters and 7 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Seven Karabakh tanks have been neutralized since April 2.

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