Roundup what happened in the conflict Azerbaijan-Armenia 10/01/2020

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Roundup what happened in the conflict Azerbaijan-Armenia 10/01/2020

-The Defense Army of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic claims that today they shot down a Su-25 attack aircraft and a Mi-24 attack helicopter of the Azerbaijan Air Force.

-Macron explicitly confirmed the presence of Syrian mercenaries in the battle of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Footnote: The differences between France and Turkey will definitely put France next to Armenia.

-Journalists from the French AFP news agency came under fire in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The injured Le Monde correspondent is in serious condition.

-Presidents of Russia, France and the United States adopted a joint statement on Karabakh.

Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to immediately cease hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh and resume negotiations without preconditions:

“We also call on the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately undertake commitments in good faith and without setting preconditions to resume negotiations on the essence of the settlement with the assistance of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.”

-Russia has facts about the transfer of foreign fighters to the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijan Ministry published footage destruction of Armenian army 122 mm howitzers

Armenian troops have left their equipment and weapons on the roads leading to Fuzuli and Jibril cities in Nagorno-Karabakh region and are retreating.

The city of Fuzuli will probably be completely recaptured by the Azerbaijani army soon.

The Armenian Defense Ministry publishes new footage of strikes on targets of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh.

-A Pentagon spokesman, in a message to Sky News Arabiya, confirmed dozens of flights between Turkey and Azerbaijan to transport hundreds of Syrian militants to the conflict zone.

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-RIA Novosti, citing its own sources, reports on the impending transfer of the third batch of militants from Syria through Turkey to Azerbaijan.

-The foreign ministers of Russia and … Turkey called for an immediate cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh.

They also noted the inadmissibility of involving militants from other regions in this conflict.

-Armenia Ministry of Defense publishes footage of the destruction of Azerbaijani Armed Forces aircraft , called a drone.
/ presumably An-2 “Kukuruznik” in an unmanned version /

The video shows that it was not possible to hit the device with small arms fire, only with an anti-aircraft missile.

-Numbers of combat losses of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces according to the version of the Armenian Ministry of Defense / NKR JSC as of October 1.

1,280 servicemen were killed and 2,700 were injured, 90 drones, 4 aircraft, 12 helicopters were shot down, 181 units of military equipment, 3 TOS-1A “Solntsepek” and MLRS “Smerch” were destroyed.

-The Armenian Foreign Ministry declared the unacceptability of Israel’s position against the background of reports on the supply of weapons to Azerbaijan during the “hot” phase of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Armenian Ambassador to Israel has been recalled for consultations.

So important key of the day:

The main event was the coordinated declaration of the great powers on this issue, in which the warring parties called for a ceasefire. At the same time, the veils of Turkish participation in the conflict were finally thrown off, which the troika also announced in various forms.

At the same time, everything seemed to be unchanged at the front itself. This is confirmed by both the lack of intelligible news with a demonstration of success, and the active use of “video conserves” from the achievements of previous days. Moreover, both sides.

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The tactics of the Azerbaijani army on the maximum dehydration of the air defense of the Armenian forces by destroying combat vehicles and provoking the launch of missiles became more obvious. It became clear that the Azerbaijani side is actively using various false targets and traps, including the unmanned version of the An-2 aircraft. This explains the fantastic applications of the Armenian anti-aircraft gunners.

At the same time, on the battlefield, the Azerbaijanis also actively used artillery and heavy flamethrower systems to destroy individual strongholds.

In these conditions, the main task of the Armenian side was the maximum preservation of manpower and equipment, as well as slowing down the pace of the enemy’s advance through the conduct of individual counterattacks and the application of fire raids, including long-range artillery.

It seems that tomorrow may bring a number of important injections, and these will largely depend on the rhetoric and actual actions of the United States, Russia and France.