Azerbaijan committed armed aggression against Armenia: 49 killed


Azerbaijan committed armed aggression against Armenia: 49 killed

Azerbaijani Armed Forces began shelling and attacked sections of the eastern border of Armenia on the night of September 13 at 00:05. According to the press service of the RA Ministry of Defense, the enemy also used unmanned aerial vehicles.

As of the morning of September 13, the preliminary number of casualties among the Armenian Armed Forces is 49 people, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said, as he was speaking at an emergency session of the National Assembly.

Azerbaijan opened fire not only on units of the Armenian Armed Forces, but also on the settlements of Jermuk, Sotk, Goris, Kapan, Vardenis and Ishkhanasar located along the eastern borders of Syunik, Vayots Dzor and Gegharkunik provinces.

The press service of the Ministry of Defense also refuted the claims of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry that the Armenian side started the shelling. “The military-political leadership of Azerbaijan prepared the informational ground for this provocation, as evidenced by the daily disinformation about the alleged Armenian shelling,” the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan convened an emergency meeting of the Security Council. It was "decided to officially appeal to the Russian Federation in order to implement the provisions of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, as well as to the CSTO and the UN Security Council," the press service of the prime minister's office reports.