The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army announced today, October 21, that the Azerbaijani side is using Czech self-propelled 152 mm caliber “Dana” artillery systems (SAU). It is pointed out that the relevant structures of the Defense Army of the unrecognized republic had at their disposal evidence of the use of these systems during combat operations in the Karabakh conflict zone, in the southern direction of the front.
Dana howitzers are on the balance of one of the central military units of Azerbaijan. During the battles that started on September 27 as a result of accurate strikes of Armenian forces, Azerbaijani artillery of corps subordination suffered serious losses, the report says.
The Defense Army of Nagorno Karabakh presented Czech-made SAU combat orders on the southern flank, photographed from drones.
This type of strike systems in the service of the Azerbaijani army became known in 2017. Military experts then assumed that the artillery installations were delivered to Baku through Israel.
Earlier Wednesday, a representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan said that in the southern direction of the front continue local fighting, during which the Armenian side “mainly leads the neutralization of small groups of the enemy.
As EADaily reported, the Jewish community of Armenia sent a letter last week to President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Knesset (parliament) Speaker Yariv Levin calling on them to stop supplying weapons to Azerbaijan. Head of the Jewish community of Armenia Rimma Varzhapetyan noted in her letter dated October 13 with regret that in the midst of armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh Israel continues to supply the newest types of weapons to Azerbaijan.
On October 1 Yerevan recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv for consultations in connection with the sale of Israeli arms to Baku. According to officials and intelligence sources, Israel sends weapons to Azerbaijan amid the fiercest battles in the Karabakh conflict zone in recent years. Israeli arms sales to Azerbaijan in the midst of large-scale hostilities in the Karabakh conflict zone can be found here.
Let us recall that on September 27, Azerbaijan began intensive shelling of settlements in Nagorno-Karabakh, including Stepanakert, passing on the offensive along the entire line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone. Martial law has been introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization has been announced.