The monitoring conducted based on information confirmed by the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry shows that until September 27, the Armenian side constantly tried to commit provocations.

The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office informed that the Armenian armed forces, which continue to commit crimes against peace and humanity, fired at a combat post in Aghdam village of Tovuz district at about 05:00 pm on September 20, 2020, thereby violating the ceasefire. Consequently, soldier Gurbanov Gurban Azad received a shrapnel wound on the right shoulder.

On September 21, the Defence Ministry said that the Armenian side deliberately aggravates the situation on the line of contact between the Armenian and Azerbaijani troops and in the direction of the state border with Armenia. As a result of the combat activities of the Azerbaijani air defence units, another Armenian tactical UAV was destroyed.

Junior Sergeant Elshan Mammadov was killed at 09:20 on September 21 in the Tovuz direction on the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border, as a result of another Armenian military provocation on the border.

The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 06:00 (GMT+4).

The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population.

Starting from September 27 until this morning, about 2,300 enemy servicemen were killed and wounded, about 130 tanks and other armored vehicles, more than 200 artillery pieces, multiple launch rocket systems, grenade launchers, about 25 air defense systems, 6 command posts, and command-observation posts, 5 ammunition depots, about 50 anti-tank weapons, 55 vehicles were destroyed and forced out of operation.

During yesterday’s fighting on the territory of Shushakend of Khojaly region, one S-300 anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed.

By now 12 civilians lost their lives and 40 civilians hospitalized as a result of Armenian aggression.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Since December 1996, its co-chairing institution consisting of Russia, the United States, and France has been operating.

The most important UN documents on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict are resolutions 822, 853, 874, 884 adopted by the Security Council in 1993. These resolutions express support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and demand the withdrawal of occupying forces from the territory of Azerbaijan.

During 1992-1996, the Presidents of the UN Security Council issued statements reaffirming the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan and expressing support for the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group aimed at the peaceful settlement of the conflict.

In 2006 and 2008, the UN General Assembly adopted resolutions “The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan”. These resolutions express support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.