The international community has called for an end to the ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Meanwhile, Russia, France and Germany have called for a ceasefire. However, both countries have rejected such calls. Armenian Prime Minister Nicholas Pashinian has said that it is not appropriate to negotiate in the intense hostility of this time.
Although the Qarabakh region is part of Azerbaijan, it is controlled by Armenian separatists under the aegis of the Yerevan government. This is basically the beginning of conflict. Hundreds of people including women and children have died in the conflict so far. Most of the dead were identified as separatists. Meanwhile, separatist leader Arik Harutuni said on Wednesday that “we should prepare for a long-term war.”
Casualties are increasing in the ongoing conflict. Armenia claims that 130 Albanian soldiers have already been killed in the conflict. More than two hundred were injured. In contrast, Armenia has admitted that 104 of its soldiers and 23 civilians have been killed.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has claimed that 2,300 Armenian soldiers were killed in the fighting in the Nagorno-Karbakh region. A statement from the country’s Ministry of Defense said that the Armenians were killed in retaliation by Azerbaijan forces in retaliation for attacks in their region. The country has also demanded to destroy a large number of weapons and military equipment of the opposition.
The statement said that Armenia has in the past days deployed about 13 tanks and military vehicles, over 200 cannons and missile systems, about 25 air defense systems, six commandants and observation posts, five arms depots, about 50 tank destroyers and 55 vehicles. Was destroyed. done.
Although the Nagorno-Karbakh region is located inside Azerbaijan, it is controlled by Armenian separatists under the aegis of the Yerevan government. In the late 1970s, conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan began to take control of the region. The conflict ended in the fall of the former Soviet Union in 1991. 30,000 people were killed in the conflict until a cease-fire was established between the two sides in 1994. Later in 2016 and even earlier this year the two sides joined the conflict. Source: Al Jazeera