Azerbaijan Launches Missile Attack on Artsakh Destroying Military Equipment

A guided missile attack by Azerbaijan partially destroyed Artsakh military equipment (Photo: Defense Ministry of the Artsakh Republic)
A guided missile attack by Azerbaijan partially destroyed Artsakh military equipment

A guided missile attack by Azerbaijan partially destroyed Artsakh military equipment

STEPANAKERT, YEREVAN—Azerbaijani armed forces launched a Spike guided missile attack Monday afternoon, partially destroying military equipment, defense officials in Armenia and Artsakh confirmed.

The attack came at around 4:30 p.m. local time. Artsakh Defense Ministry confirmed damage to what it called “military defense equipment,” and reported no casualties.

The spokesperson for the Armenia’s Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovannesyan wrote on Facebook that Azerbaijanis opened fired on the eastern Artsakh-Azerbaijan border, commonly referred to as the line of contact.

Exaggerated reports from the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry claimed that its units destroyed an Osa aid defense system, a supply vehicle and its crew. This claim was immediately refuted by defense ministries of Armenia and Artsakh.

“The provocation of the Azerbaijani armed forces will not go unpunished,” said the Artsakh Defense Ministry. “The military-political leadership of Azerbaijan will bear full responsibility for the consequences.” Armenia’s defense ministry reiterated this statement.

Artsakh presidential spokesperson David Babayan called the missile attack another show of state terrorism by Azerbaijan.

Babayan clarified that that the missiles hit a fuel vehicle, which was partially damaged and confirmed that there were no casualties.

“Sadly, the international community has not demonstrated a strong reaction regarding Baku’s actions, to this day. However, the time has already come,” said Babayan, adding that the international community’s indifference and silence on Azerbaijani actions led to the closure of the OSCE office in Yerevan.

Babayan added that the deteriorating economic situation in Azerbaijan is prompting Baku to take such bold steps in order to divert attention from the country’s local woes

“To distract people from problems, the emphasis is put on the external threat factor, and the Azerbaijan authorities don’t disdain from any method in this matter, by resorting to recurrent provocation,” said Babayan.

Artsakh Defense Ministry inforgraphic about Tuesday's attacks by Azerbaijan

Artsakh Defense Ministry inforgraphic about Tuesday’s attacks by Azerbaijan

The Artsakh Defense Ministry added on Tuesday that Azerbaijani forces continues firing at Artsakh frontline position on Monday and into early Tuesday morning.

The Azerbaijani forces used 60-mm mortars and an antitank grenade launcher at different parts of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border.

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10 Comments

  1. State of Emergency said:

    Are the missiles courtesy of the new and improved USSR?

  2. Armenian Christian said:

    Artsakh is forever ours and if they keep this up Nakchivan is next

    • Novelliani said:

      Don’t talk! Just do it before it’s too, too late! I don’t even know how we have lost that territory to begin with!

  3. GB said:

    It is time for Israel and Russia to remove this mad corrupted oil man, or both sides will lose oil income from corrupted Aliyev’s regime!

    • Novelliani said:

      Israel? Are you kidding? Haven’t you noticed the fact that, Israel is sucking alieve dick all this time? Israel is dying to have any moslem country to be friends with. I mean Any. That’s the complex they suffer from:) alive is a low life dog, a prêtent appointed president to a fake country that didn’t even exist 80 or so years ago. What is azerbaijan anyway?:))))

  4. Arn.Sweden. said:

    I Quote –
    “Sadly, the international community has not demonstrated a strong reaction regarding Baku’s actions, to this day. However,” End of Quote.
    Comment – It is futile to require the International community for to Promote Justice and Truth.

    Arn.Sweden.

  5. Bedros Zerdelian said:

    Dear Arn.Sweden, you are absolutely right. Why there is no any action from the West? May be they are dopped.

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