Military aggression of Azerbaijan․ Chronicle of developments 23.10.2020

23 October, 2020

23:00 US State Department’s official statement

22:30 The enemy hit Stepanakert again, this time from the plane. A residential house and the adjacent gas pipeline were damaged.

21:50 Congresswoman Barbara Lynn calls on Mike Pompeo to condemn Azerbaijan's aggression

21:35 The ultimate goal of Azerbaijan’s military-political leadership is to annihilate the people of Artsakh. Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan said during the phone conversation with the Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

21:15 In a briefing with reporters president of the US Donald Trump has announced that there is good progress in negotiation over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Trump also announced about his participation in NK talks- informed White House press corps 

21:10 Martuni and Stepanakert are being shelled 

20:30 As a result of successful operation Armenian forces in the south direction destroyed a large enemy special group and 9 units of equipment. Some of them were confiscated.  An Azeri serviceman was captured, he was being operated on by Armenian doctors, the DM spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan wrote.

19:25 Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with the US Secretary of State. At the center of the discussion was the situation unfolded around Nagorno-Karabakh. They have stressed the need to cease the hostilities immediately 

19:20 Statement of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the OSCE, Armen Papikyan at the at the 1286th PC meeting on the Azerbaijan's aggression against Artsakh and Armenia

19:05 18 schools and 6 kindergartens were damaged in Artsakh. More than 33 thousand children were deprived of the right to education. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia

18:45 1800 USD for fighting against Nagorno-Karabakh. “Novaya Gazeta” about the Syrian mercenaries transferred by Turkey 

17:25 We are fully committed to respecting the ceasefire, but Azerbaijan has chosen the option of war. Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan

17:20 At around 14:20 in the afternoon, the adversary shelled Martakert region from the "Grad" system

16:20 President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan’s letter to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

16:15 Zohrab Mnatsakanyan assured US Deputy Secretary of State that Azeri aggression is aimed to annihilate the people of Artsakh

15:45 Every opportunity is being used in Azerbaijan to deepen hatred towards ethnic Armenians. Azerbaijani mass media and social network monitoring; our collected evidence have revealed widespread and highly encouraged hatred, including through dissemination of photos and videos of Armenians appeared in Azerbaijan. Arman Tatoyan, Ombudsman of Armenia 

15:55 Iran ramps up border security over Karabakh situation. Reported RIA Novosti 

15:35 Russia highlights the need for immediate withdrawal of terrorist mercenaries from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia 

15:25 Yesterday President Putin said that he is in constant touch with both Azerbaijani President Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan. I can only repeat once again that the Russian leader does everything possible to stop the war and move the conflict settlement process to a peaceful stage. Peskov, Kremlin spokesperson 

15:15 Russian MFA comments on possibility of CSTO engagement in NK conflict settlement process

15:00 Secret losses of war, BBC on Azerbaijan withholding casualty info

14:40 Azerbaijani losses, infographics

13:35 Persistent battles are going in the eastern direction of Nagorno-Karabakh. Defense Ministry representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan

12:25 The meeting of the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian and the President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron took place at the Elysee Palace. They have expressed concern over the situation around the Artsakh conflict

12:20 Azerbaijan has repeatedly used widely banned cluster munitions in residential areas in Nagorno Karabakh.  on-site investigation in Nagorno Karabakh by the Human Rights Watch

11:45 Based on our preliminary assessment overall more than 10,000 houses/apartments, 1,500 infrastructure, public institutions & 1,100 cars have been damaged. Artak Beglaryan, Ombudsman of Artsakh 

09:35  A number of villages in the Martuni region are being shelled with Smerch. Artsakh State Emergency Service

09:25 Currently, local battles are taking place in all directions of the front line. Defense Army

03:45 Senator Menendez spearheads legislation pushing back against arms sales to Turkey and Azerbaijan

03:10 Congressman Frank Pallone, joined by a bipartisan group of 30 Members of the House of Representatives, will introduce a resolution supporting the Republic of Artsakh, recognizing its right to self-determination, and condemning Azerbaijan and Turkey for aggression. The Armenian National Committee of America

01:10 In the evening, the Azerbaijani armed forces targeted Askeran, and over the night Martuni. Artsakh State Emergency Service

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