The death toll among peaceful Azerbaijani citizens as a result of the shelling of the Armenian Armed Forces in Nagorno-Karabakh increased to 22. This was stated in the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan on October 4.
“The death toll at the moment is 22 people. 74 wounded. The number of civilian objects, which suffered damage – 49, houses – 248, “- reports” RIA Novosti “information department.
The Armenian side, in turn, denied the shelling from its territory. The press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan accused Baku of shelling the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic of Stepanakert with “heavy rockets aimed at important civilian infrastructure facilities.”
Earlier that day, the Armenian Defense Ministry showed a video of the consequences of the previous shelling of Stepanakert. In the frame, you can see shell craters, crumpled cars and destroyed buildings.
On October 3, the Karabakh capital was also shelled. There were no casualties, there is no information on the victims.
Another aggravation in Nagorno-Karabakh took place on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan blamed each other for shelling and death of civilians.
Armenia has repeatedly stated that Turkey is participating in the battles on the side of Azerbaijan. Ankara and Baku deny this information, while the Turkish authorities expressed their readiness to provide assistance to the Azerbaijani side upon request.
Russia, France, the United States and the UN called on the parties to a ceasefire and a peaceful settlement. At the same time, Turkey and Ukraine expressed support for Baku.