March 28, 2022

Azerbaijani troops remain deployed on one slope of Karaglukh, Artsakh says

The situation along the line of contact between Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and Azerbaijan, including the eastern section, was relatively stable from Sunday evening to Monday afternoon, the Artsakh Information Center said in a statement.

“No major ceasefire violations have been registered. The village of Parukh in the Askeran region is now under the control of the Russian peacekeeping troops,” it said.

The Information Center stressed due to the “courageous efforts” of the Artsakh military, the Armenian side managed to thwart the advance of the Azerbaijani army units and to maintain control over the main part of Karaglukh height near Parukh.

“The Azerbaijani troops remain in fortified positions on one slope of Karaglukh. Works with the command staff of the Russian peacekeeping contingent to make the Azerbaijani units withdraw to their starting positions are underway,” reads the statement.

March 28, 2022

Armenian soldier killed in Azeri drone attack in Artsakh laid to rest in Yerablur

The funeral service for Ararat Tevosyan, one of the three Armenian contract soldiers killed in a strike by Azerbaijani drones in Artsakh’s eastern border area on March 25, was held on Monday.

The fallen soldier, who was from Artsakh, was laid to rest in Yerevan’s Yerablur Military Pantheon.

The two other killed servicemen were identified as David Mirzoyan and Ishkhan Ohanyan.

Artsakh Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan said that 14 Armenian soldiers were wounded in Azerbaijani attacks on the same day. Two of them are in critical condition.

March 28, 2022

Armenia MFA: Azerbaijan army invasion into Russia peacekeepers’ zone of responsibility in Karabakh continues

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Armenia states with satisfaction that the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries have delivered a clear assessment of the last escalation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), acknowledging that it is a consequence of the movement of Azerbaijani troops. The MFA noted this in a statement it released Monday. The statement continues as follows:

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation stated that it urged the Azerbaijani side to withdraw its armed units. On March 27, the Russian Defence Ministry issued a press-release stating that the Azerbaijani side had withdrawn its units from the Parukh settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Nevertheless, we are compelled to note that the incursion of Azerbaijani units into Nagorno-Karabakh in the area of responsibility of the Russian Federation’s peacekeeping contingent is ongoing, as shown in the attached maps.

We expect that the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation in Nagorno Karabakh will take concrete measures to stem the incursion of Azerbaijani units into the area of peacekeepers’ responsibility and to withdraw the Azerbaijani armed forces. We consider it important to conduct a proper investigation into the actions of the peacekeeping contingent during this entire period of the incursion of Azerbaijani units, and answer a number of questions.

Note on the attached maps

In both maps, the outline of the responsibility area of the Russian Federation’s peacekeeping contingent is taken from the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The map describing the situation on March 24, 2022, clearly shows that there are no Azerbaijani military bases in the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno Karabakh.

The map indicating the situation at 9 a.m. on March 28, 2022 shows that Azerbaijani military bases are deployed in the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno Karabakh.