The head of the ruling faction of the Armenian parliament “My Step” Lilit Makunts said that Yerevan is considering the possibility of concluding a military-political alliance with Karabakh.
“In this situation, in parallel with the unfolding events, our possible proportional steps are actively discussed, in particular, the conclusion of a military-political alliance with Artsakh (self-name of Karabakh – ed.),” Makunts wrote on Facebook.
On September 27, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan stated that the Armenian Armed Forces fired at settlements on the line of contact in Karabakh, according to these data, there are casualties among civilians and military personnel. According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, Karabakh “has undergone air and missile attacks”. Yerevan said Baku had “launched an offensive” in the Karabakh direction. The unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was told that civilian settlements in Karabakh, including the capital Stepanakert, had come under artillery fire, the authorities called on the population to take refuge and later declared martial law and mobilization in Karabakh.
Armenia also declared martial law and general mobilization. Former Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia, former Karabakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan told TOP NEWS that this was the first time that general mobilization was announced in Armenia. The President of Azerbaijan approved the introduction of martial law in a number of cities and regions of the republic and curfews in the country, as well as announced partial mobilization.
A number of states, including Russia and France, called on the parties for restraint. Turkey stated that it would provide any support requested by Azerbaijan against the background of another aggravation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.