Battle tanks, Helicopters and Drones destroyed, at least 16 dead.
Moscow (Russia) – While speculations were made about war between India and China, conflict has intensified between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the two States which gained independence from Soviet Union. There is a border dispute between the two countries. Both the countries have declared war against each other. Both the States have started using artillery, battle-tanks and helicopters for attacking each other. 16 people have lost their lives and over a hundred persons sustained serious injuries in the heavy clashes. Armenia has imposed the ‘Martial Law’, and has ordered all its soldiers to go to the border.
A newspaper published by Armenia’s Defence Ministry has cited that “Azerbaijan’s army on 27th September 2020 at 8:10 PM attacked the residential area of a border town Stepanakert. In retaliation to the attack, Armenia’s security forces destroyed 2 helicopters, 3 Drones and 3 battle-tanks. In this regard, Armenia has released a documentary, which depicted the destruction of battle-tanks.
In reply to the declaration given by Armenia, Azerbaijan has said that it has taken measures for the safety of the citizens of border towns.
PM @NikolPashinyan: "#Armenophobia, enmity & hatred w/which Azerbaijani dictatorship used to feed its ppl could not lead to any result other than war. #Azerbaijan dictatorship is now trying to justify its propaganda-fostered pledge to resolve #Karabakh conflict thrgh mil means." pic.twitter.com/G3gzrxgrWw
— MFA of Armenia🇦🇲 (@MFAofArmenia) September 27, 2020
Reason for the conflict
The dispute between the two States because of the control of 400 sq. kms. area of Nagorno-Karabakh. As per the International rules, Nagorno belongs to Azerbaijan: but Armenia’s national security forces have gained control over the area. Armenia claimed that in the year 1951, Armenia’s forces had helped this area to become independent; but Azerbaijan does not recognize it, and thus the present dispute has arisen.