On the morning of October 1, the territory of Azerbaijan was subjected to rocket fire from Goris region of Armenia, press service of Azerbaijani military department reports.
According to information, missiles fired from Armenia hit the front line in the Jebrail-Fizuli region.
“We demand that Armenia immediately stop shelling the territory of Azerbaijan and warn that otherwise adequate retaliatory measures will be taken,” the Defense Ministry said.
It is not specified which systems are used by Armenian armed forces when launching missile strikes on Azerbaijani territory.
On September 30, the Armenian Defense Ministry denied the Azerbaijani side’s reports that Armenian troops used Tochka-U tactical missile systems (range – up to 120 km) on Wednesday. Yerevan called those reports lies and misinformation.
“At the same time we warn – if the Azerbaijani side intends to use this disinformation to use similar means or systems of a higher power, the Armenian side’s response will be immediate, powerful and destructive,” the military department said.
As EADaily reported, earlier representatives of the Armenian Armed Forces warned that Azerbaijan’s actions leave no other choice but to proceed with the use of long-range and destructive strike systems. It was noted that this decision was made after early on Tuesday morning, September 29, Azerbaijani Armed Forces along the entire front line in the Karabakh conflict zone launched offensive actions using heavy TOS-1A flamethrower systems, Smerch multiple rocket launchers (MLRS), and other systems, as well as attacked near the town of Vardenis in Gegharkunik region of Armenia. The use of these weapons changes the entire logic and scale of combat operations, raising them to a new level, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia stated.
It should be reminded that on September 27 Azerbaijan started intensive shelling of settlements in Nagorno Karabakh, including Stepanakert, passing to the offensive along the whole line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone. The operations, called “counteroffensive” in Baku, are conducted in the northern, eastern, and southeastern parts of the front. Martial law and general mobilization have been declared in Armenia. Azerbaijan has also announced martial law and partial mobilization on its territory.