YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army managed to rebuff the Azeri aggression for a second time, said Adviser to Armenian Defense Minister, David Jamalyan.
“This further legitimizes today’s Artsakh within its current de facto borders, and legitimized the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination and independence. For a second time, Artsakh proved its right to live as a free and independent country on its area of 11,432 square kilometers,” David Jamalyan said.
The Artsakh Defense Army managed to prevent Azeri aggression without interference of the Armenian Armed Forces, while a great number of “Azeri casualties amounted to 2,000 and beyond,” Jamalyan said. “Two third of the special forces of the Azerbaijani army have been killed, and Azerbaijan will need time to recover the losses,” he added.
The aim of the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan was to proceed to the rear of the Defense Army. It intended to reach Sarsang Reservoir in the direction of Martakert, to the outskirts of Askeran in the center and Jrakan (Jabrail) to the south, Jamalyan said.
Jamalyan stressed that the public should be ready for large-scale military actions at any time, especially considering that the fragile ceasefire is based on a verbal agreement between the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan.