Military aggression of Azerbaijan․ Chronicle of developments 30.10.2020

30 October, 2020

23:55 Azerbaijan's claims on using Berdzor hospital for military purposes are false.  Artsakh Human Rights Defender

23:05 Canada stopped selling military devices to Turkey after reports of their use by Azerbaijan – Trudeau

23:00 The Armenian side examines the information on the use of phosphorus weapons by Azerbaijan to set fires in Artsakh forests. MoD Representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan 

22:55 The United States offers to deploy Scandinavian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh. US National Security Advisor O’Brian 

22:20 The Azerbaijani armed forces shelled the village of Davit Bek in the Syunik region. MoD Representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan 

22:05 The US documents that Azerbaijan is hesitant about a ceasefire without preconditions. The United States National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien 

20:55 As a result of Azerbaijan shelling, in Aknaghbyur village of Artsakh, one civilian was killed and 6 other civilians were wounded. Artsakh’s Ombudsman

19:35 In the direction of Berdzor, the Azerbaijani army fled in panic. NKR InfoCenter

19:30 Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Director of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer in Geneva. ICRC Director highlighted implementation of agreements on cessation of fire. MFA Armenia 

17:55 The Prime Minister received the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Araghchi. Mr. Araghchi condemned the targeting of civil infrastructure and settlements. The Information and Public Relations Department of the Office of the Prime Minister of Armenia

17:50 Former Artsakh presidents have informed the PM that Levon Ter-Petrosyan and Robert Kocharyan want to leave for Moscow. Mane Gevorgyan, the RA Prime Minister's spokesperson 

17:15 Deployment of Russian peacekeepers is acceptable for Armenia and Karabakh. PM Nikol Pashinyan

17:00 The President of Artsakh received the delegation led by the deputy from Belgium George Dalman. They have stressed the need for the immediate cessation of hostilities. Information Department of the Office of the President of Artsakh 

16:45 Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan answered several questions asked by authoritative European media outlets: The Telegraph, European Post, Foreign Policy, Tageblatt and Il Giornale 

16:25 Foreign ministries of Armenia and Iran hold political consultations. MFA Armenia

16:00 Putin discussed the situation in Karabakh with the members of the Security Council. Kremlin

15:30 The training of the first group of women. Zinuzh Media 

15:05 Artsakh Defense Army captured another terrorist. The video of the interrogation has been published

14:25 Russian Deputy FM and the Ambassador of Italy in Russia discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Foreign Ministry of Russia 

14:15 Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan met with the Co-Chairs in Geneva. MFA Armenia

14:10 Peacekeepers can be deployed to Karabakh only at consent from both sides. Kremlin spokesperson Peskov 

13:55 The Secretary of the Security Council Armen Grigoryan received Chargé d'Affaires of the United Kingdom in Armenia Helen Fazey. Helen Fazey emphasized the immediate need to implement the ceasefire agreement. Security Council Office of Armenia 

13:20 Moscow doesn’t exclude the “outflow” of the Syrian mercenaries fighting against Nagorno-Karabakh to Russia. Russian deputy FM Oleg Siromolotov 

13:15 Germany will allocate €2 million to the Red Cross for Artsakh aid. German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass

11:45 At this moment there are intense battles on the southern front. MoD Representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan 

11:15 I agree on the deployment of the Russian peacekeepers in the conflict zone, but the problem is that the deployment of peacekeeping forces from the Russian Federation in the conflict zone must be approved by all parties to the conflict. PM Nikol Pashinyan 

10:00 84-year-old captive Misha Melkumyan died tonight. Taking into account all the evidence and documents on the inhuman treatment and cruelty of the Azerbaijani armed forces to the Armenian captives, the reasonable assumption of what could have killed our compatriot becomes obvious. The RA Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan

09:55 Azerbaijan has now shelled a maternity hospital being used to treat COVID-19 patients, a historic church, and numerous other civilian structures throughout Artsakh. The State Department must condemn these heinous acts. The US congressman Frank Pallone 

00:25 PM Pashinyan held a phone conversation with Robert O'Brien. He has assured that they will continue their mediation efforts aimed at achieving a ceasefire and ruling out the involvement of third parties in the conflict.  PM’s Office

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