Armenia: Azerbaijan preparing the ground for aggression against civilians

Armenia: Azerbaijan preparing the ground for aggression against civilians

PanARMENIAN.Net - Azerbaijan is preparing the ground for aggressive operations against the peaceful settlements of Nagorno-Karabakh by disseminating false information, Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan said in a Facebook post on Monday, October 13 morning.

Stepanyan denied Azerbaijan's accusations that Armenia and Karabakh have allegedly opened fire towards Tartar and Aghjabed.

"The Armenian side complies with the humanitarian ceasefire and is thwarting the offensive operations of Azerbaijan launched in violation of the ceasefire," Stepanyan added.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and mercenaries deployed by Ankara, launched a large-scale offensive against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27, shelling Armenian positions and civilian settlements with large caliber weapons and rocket systems. Armenia and Karabakh have introduced martial law and total mobilization. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. International and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages, as well as the iconic Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi. Before a humanitarian ceasefire could begin on October 10, Azerbaijan launched a new offensive and struck settlements both in Karabakh and Armenia.

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