As a result of strikes by the Azerbaijani armed forces on settlements in Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 civilians were killed. Such data are provided by the Armenian Foreign Ministry in its Telegram channel on Monday, October 5.
“19 civilians were killed, 80 wounded, more than 2, 7 thousand units of property and infrastructure were damaged in Artsakh (unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. – Ed.) As a result of war crimes in Azerbaijan,” the ministry said.
Among the dead, as specified, there are children, in particular a girl, whose age is not reported.
“A child, five women and four men were killed in the yard of their house,” the ministry explained.
In total, since September 27, Azerbaijani armed forces have struck 60 settlements in Karabakh. More than 2.1 thousand private real estate objects, including houses and shops, were affected as a result of the attacks. More than 240 vehicles were damaged, as well as about 350 local infrastructure and industry facilities, the department added.
Earlier on the same day, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan reported that since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, 24 civilians from the Azerbaijani side were killed and 121 were injured.
In the morning of the same day, it became known about two shelling of Stepanakert, the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). According to the Izvestia correspondent, after the first shelling by shrapnel from four shells, the central square of the city was strewn. Later, the city was shelled again, then about 20 shells fell.
On the eve, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev expressed readiness to stop hostilities if Armenia withdraws its army from Karabakh and provides Baku with a plan of its retreat.
Another aggravation of the military conflict in Karabakh took place on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan blamed each other for shelling and death of civilians.
On October 1, leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group countries Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron issued a joint statement on Karabakh. In it, they condemned the escalation of violence in the region, expressed condolences to the families of the victims and called for an immediate end to hostilities.