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Azerbaijan attacked the Republic of Armenia (LIVE)

13 / 09 / 2022

On the night of September 12-13, after midnight, the armed forces of Azerbaijan opened fire in the direction of Syunik, Vayots Dzor and Gegharkunik regions of the Republic of Armenia. Azerbaijan targeted not only the Armenian defense positions, but also the civil infrastructures in the cities of Martuni, Goris, Kapan, Vardenis and adjacent areas. The Armenian side already has confirmed 49 victims and wounded. All this proves that Azerbaijan has no real desire to achieve peace with Armenia.”Armenian Wave” follows the development of events and will publish only verified information. In the map below, the main directions of the attack are marked with red dots.

September 15, 21:00

At the session of the UN Security Council, the Permanent Representative of Armenia to the UN Mher Margaryan stated. “There are reliable reports that Azerbaijan is planning another military attack, expanding the geography of aggression, including in the direction of Nakhichevan, to implement its illegal ambitions to create an extraterritorial corridor through the sovereign territory of Armenia.”

September 15, 18:30

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran stated in a comment to “”. “As we witnessed in the news covering the meetings held between the supreme leader of the revolution and the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Iran is against the violation of the territorial integrity and borders of neighboring countries and will show special resistance to any scenario that would damage the Iran-Armenia border, which is a historical route connecting the two neighboring nations.” :

As we can see, the Iranian side once again emphasized the vital and historical fact of the Armenian-Iranian border. And it does this, not only at the level of statements but also with practical steps, bringing its troops to the Armenian-Iranian border to 100% combat readiness.

September 15, 14:00

Vache Terteryan, the de-facto deputy of the Minister of Defense and Security of the Republic of Armenia, said that as a result of the military operations unleashed by Azerbaijan against Armenia, according to preliminary data, 192 residential houses were damaged in Gegharkunik, Syunik, Vayots Dzor marzes, 60 of which were completely damaged.

September 14, 20:10

Ph.D.,turkologist Varuzhan Geghamyan informs on his telegram page that Khoznavar of the Syunik region is depopulated even now. The enemy is shelling the village at this moment.

September 14, 19:30

The first group of CSTO mission members will arrive in Armenia tomorrow. The group will be headed by the head of the CSTO Joint Staff, colonel-general Anatoly Sidorov.

September 14, 19:30

The de facto prime minister will not attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit.

September 14, 17:00

The de facto prime minister reports on 105 victims and Azerbaijan “establishing control over a certain area”. It is noteworthy that the term occupation is not mentioned

September 14, 15:00

Starting at 1:00 p.m., along the entire border from Sotk to Goris, the enemy resumed the intensive rocket and artillery attacks, targeting civilian settlements as well, widely using attack ATS. Along with the rocket attacks, the Azerbaijani units also resumed the attempts of positional advancement.

September 14, 15:00

Christine Grigoryan, RA’s de-facto Human Rights Defender, reports on her Facebook page: “Azerbaijani armed forces are targeting the civilian population. According to the data collected by the HRD, the number of civilians wounded is 4 at the moment, two of whom were visited by the representatives of the Defender in the hospital.

According to the data collected by the defender’s office, at least 2,570 people have been displaced from their homes in Sotk, Norabak, Kut, Azat, Airk, Tretuk, Kutakavan in Gegharkunik marz, Chakaten, Shikahogh, Srashen, Nerkin Hand, Aghitu, Akner, Syunik marz. From the Upper Shen communities. The overwhelming majority of the displaced are women, children, and elderly people, including people with disabilities.

… There is also a lot of evidence of shelling, shelling, and disruption of civilian infrastructure: people’s homes, communications, electricity, and other civilian infrastructure. There are especially many destructions in Sotk, Kut, Karashen, and Verishen communities, similar facts were also collected in Geghamasar, Aghitu, Srashen, and Noravan communities.

…As a result of the Azerbaijani shelling, fires broke out in several communities, especially in Sotkum and in the forest parts of Jermuk city, covering an area of ​​more than 9 hectares.

September 14, 14:50

The Azerbaijani side has resumed shelling of Sotk village in the Gegharkunik region. The situation in the village is quite tense, as a result of the shelling, houses were also damaged. At this moment, it is not possible to assess the scale of the destruction, the fire is not extinguished.

September 14,13:30

Azerbaijan fired artillery at the location of the border guard forces of the Russian FSB in Gegharkunik. On the night of September 12-13, the deployment point of the border guard forces of the FSB of Russia was shelled by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia. The crew was forced to leave the location in an emergency. As a result of the shelling, the building where the Russian border guards were stationed and the military equipment was damaged.

September 14, 10:30

As of 10:30 a.m., Azerbaijani units used mortars in the direction of Jermuk and shelled civil infrastructures. The spokesman of the Ministry of Defense told “” about this. The correspondent of “Civilnet” reports that the enemy targeted a civilian vehicle in Jermuk. The photo shows that car.

September 14, 09:00

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian pointed out the recent military tension in the South Caucasus during a meeting with the Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Jagharyan, saying that the solution to the dispute is possible peacefully and politically.He also considered any geopolitical changes in the region unacceptable, emphasizing the need to restore peace in the Caucasus region.

September 14, 09:00

The de facto Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia reports that the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border continued to be tense on the night of September 13-14. In particular, the enemy used attack drones in the direction of Jermuk. Today, starting at 08:00, the enemy, using artillery, mortars and large-caliber rifles, resumed pre-offensive operations, particularly in the directions of Jermuk and Verin Shorzha.

September 13,20:10

It became known that the population of Kut village was evacuated.

September 13, 19:30

An announcement was made on the Facebook page of the de-facto Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Armenia, in which it is said: “Taking into account the current situation and the problem of ensuring security, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the RA has decided to grant leave to public educational institutions in Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik regions as needed, with the condition that the missed lessons will be filled in the future.At the same time, it was suggested to the local self-government bodies to temporarily stop the education process in preschool educational institutions in the mentioned settlements.” This indicates the seriousness of the situation, that civilian objects are being targeted and the lives of the civilian population are at risk.

September 13, 19:00

During the press conference, the spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense stated: “The enemy, using special purpose units, is trying to ensure positional advancement throughout the day, particularly in the direction of Nerkin Hand, Verin Shorzha, Artanish and Sotk.” The Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia continue to fulfill the combat tasks set in front of them. The information about the losses of the Armenian side is being verified.”

September 13,17:30

Ph.D.,International law expert Levon Gevorgyan made an extremely important observation, which he referred to in his Facebook post. “The information is circulating on various channels that the MP Gurgen Arsenyan called the incident a “border incident”… I must say that this is not an accidental term. The term “border skirmish” was used by the UN International Court of Justice in the Nicaragua v USA case back in 1986, distinguishing it from aggression.In other words, in the case of a border incident, the party does not get the right of self-defense, and SC intervention is excluded.” The de-facto authorities, who at one time, allegedly, unknowingly, referred to the wrong article when applying to the CSTO, are now grist to the enemy’s mill by using the wrong terminology.

September 13,16:00

The situation is tense, intense fighting is going on. Clashes that started at night continue in Sotk, Verin Shorzha, and Akhparadzor. According to Gegharkunik region Governor Karen Sargsyan, as of 15:00 to 16:00 there are at least 43 wounded among the troops. Some critically ill patients were transferred to Yerevan. According to the data of the morning, we had 4 victims, after that there was no other information.

September 13, 15:30

Tension continues in the direction of Vardenis, Sotk communities of the Gegharkunik region, according to residents, the shootings do not stop. The administrative head of Nerkin Hand, Khachatur Baghdasaryan also reports that the situation is tense in Nerkin Hand as well.

September 13,14:38

A telephone conversation was held between the de-facto Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Ebrahim Raisi. During the telephone conversation E. Raisi expressed concern over the continued tension in the region, saying that peace has not yet returned to the region.Raisi referred to the influence of the Zionist regime in the region and presented its presence as harmful to the security and a threat to the entire region.

Noting that Iran monitors the situation and developments in the Caucasus region, Raisi stated: “A new war in the region is unacceptable.” The leader of Iran noted that the historical border between Armenia and Iran is the pillar of security, rapprochement and prosperity of the region.

According to the message of the Armenian side regarding the telephone conversation, the President of Iran emphasized that all conflicts in the region should be resolved peacefully, and Iran’s position regarding the territorial integrity of states is clear.

The President of Iran mentioned the words of the supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, according to which Iran’s connection with Armenia should not be endangered, and the communication channels should be under the sovereignty of the states. Ebrahim Raisi stressed that his country is ready to support the establishment of peace in the region, adding that the issue of Armenia’s security is important for Iran.

September 13,13:05

An image from the shelling of Jermuk appeared on the Internet.

September 13, 13:00

Women and children were evacuated from the village of Nerkin Hand in Syunik. The head of the village informs about this.

A note about this was made by Ph.D. turkologist Varuzhan Geghamyan on his Telegram page: “And the village came under direct Azerbaijani fire because this spring, the de facto Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia happily “announced” us that the Azerbaijani troops came with the permission of the actual capitulators and occupied the villages adjacent to Nerkin Hand without any obstacles, from where they had full control over the village.” Today’s situation is a consequence of earlier concessions by the de facto authorities. Further concessions will have more disastrous consequences for us.

September 13, 12:35 

The Mother See issued a statement that says: “It is obvious that the enemy has not changed, neither have his ambitions and intentions. The war of 2020, the brutal actions of our people in Artsakh and the encroachments on the borders of Armenia, which did not receive an adequate international assessment, inspired the enemy to try to achieve the desired concessions with continuous military operations. A real, dignified peace cannot be established by threats and coercion, it cannot be beneficial and last.” Today’s peace agenda, advocated by the de facto authorities, is not at all dignified and not in our interests.

September 13, 12:11

A telephone conversation was held between the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Zakir Hasanov and the Minister of Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar. During the telephone conversation, Z. Hasanov informed H. Akar that “the military clash took place in the direction of Dashkesan, Kelbajar and Lachin as a result of large-scale sabotage by the Armenian side on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border”.

Hulusi Akar, in his turn, noted that “Turkey supports Azerbaijan today, as always.”  With this statement, Turkey implies: that during the third Artsakh war, as well as now, Turkey will support Azerbaijani aggression with all possible means, both military and diplomatic.

Referring to the misinformation spread by Zakir Hasanov, the Artsakh Defense Army states in a statement: “The message spread by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that the units of the Defense Forces shelled the Azerbaijani positions located in the occupied territories of the Martun region of the Republic of Artsakh is an absolute lie and does not correspond to reality.

The Azerbaijani side, being faithful to its way of working, is preparing the ground for provocations in the direction of the Republic of Artsakh as well.”

September 13, 12:00

The de-facto Prime Minister announced from the NA tribune that “at the last meeting in Brussels, it became clear that Azerbaijan refuses to hold peace talks based on the principles we presented.” A question arises. if Azerbaijan refuses peace negotiations, what kind of peace agenda can we talk about? How should our “idea of ​​peace” be brought closer to the Azeri one, when in the Azeri idea there is no Armenia as a sovereign state at all?

September 13, 11:27

The de-facto Prime Minister reports from the NA tribune that the Armenian side currently has 49 victims, but this number still needs to be adjusted. This means that, most likely, the de facto authorities follow the old scenario, that is, they hide the real number of victims.

September 13, 11:00

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a statement expressing concern about the situation. The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanaani once again repeated that the Islamic Republic of Iran considers any change of the border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia unacceptable.

September 13,10:50

According to the RA de-facto Ministry of Defense, a telephone conversation took place between the RA de-facto Defense Minister Suren Papikyan and the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. According to the statement, the parties “have agreed to take necessary steps to stabilize the situation”.

It is also known that at 11:00 AM the de-facto Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia should make a speech in the National Assembly.

September 13, 09:20

“Sputnik Armenia” news agency reports about 10 injured people who were taken to the Martuni Medical Center. 4 of them were transferred to Yerevan. It is known that the lives of the injured are not in danger at the moment.

September 13, 08:00

The de-facto Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia reports that as of 08:00 on September 13, the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border has not undergone significant changes. The enemy continues to use artillery, mortars, drones and large-caliber rifles in the directions of Vardenis, Sotk, Artanish, Ishkhanasar, Goris and Kapan, targeting both military and civilian infrastructures.

September 13, 06:00

At this moment, several Armenian media reported about the damages caused by the Azerbaijani shelling. A fire broke out in Ishkhanasar and Sotku. An ambulance was targeted in Chakaten village of Syunik.

In the attached photo is the fire that broke out as a result of Azerbaijan’s attack in the Sotk region.

September 13, 05:41

The de-facto Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia reports that the situation remains extremely tense. Azerbaijan continues to target the directions of Vardenis, Sotk, Artanish, Ishkhanasar, Goris and Kapan with various weapons. Positional battles are taking place in some parts of the border.

September 13, 04:40

A session of the RA de facto Security Council took place after midnight. According to the official message, “it was decided to officially address the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the UN Security Council to implement the provisions of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance regarding the aggression against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia.”

September 13, 04:00

As of 04:00, the directions of Goris (Syunik), Sotk (Gegharkunik) and Jermuk (Vayots Dzor) are under fire from Azerbaijan. Artillery means, other large-caliber weapons, drones are used. The settlements of Goris, Ishkhanasar, Chakaten of Syunik marz, Martuni, Vardenis, Sotk, Kut, Norabak, Geghamasar, and Artanish of the Gegharkunik region are especially targeted.

In some directions of the attack, according to the spokesman of the de facto Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia A. Torosyan, “Azerbaijani units have taken actions of positional advancement”. It means that Azerbaijan is trying to conquer new territories from the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia.

Journalist Garik Harutyunyan published the attached map depicting the main directions of the Azerbaijani attack on his Facebook page.

September 13, 03:45

The Armenia faction of the RA de-facto National Assembly made a statement that said: “Azerbaijan, taking advantage of the tense international situation, is trying to encroach on the sovereign territory of Armenia with the use of force. The events that are taking place reveal the true face of the so-called era of peace and the danger of the false agenda presented to the Armenian people.”

September 13, 03:30

The de-facto Prime Minister of Armenia, Pashinyan, had telephone conversations with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. The attack carried out by Azerbaijan and the current situation was discussed.

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