Global Initiative reports that a humanitarian ceasefire was announced to take effect on Oct. 10, 12:00 local time by Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and Azerbaijan. However, less than an hour after the effective time, Azerbaijan opened fire.
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What’s happening on the frontline of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)
The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia reports that before the announcement of the humanitarian ceasefire, Azerbaijan attempted a subversive-intelligence infiltration in the direction of Hadrut. Russian military journalists from WarGonzo report that the adversary is assumed to be part of a foreign army, possibly Turkish Special Forces. The attempt came after Ilham Aliyev’s announcement on Oct. 9, 2020, about having captured the Hadrut region. However, president Aliyev’s statement was immediately officially denied by the Ministry of Defense of Armenia as well as by reporters from WarGonzo, who were physically in the Hadrut area.
Less than 1 hour in, Azerbaijan breaks the humanitarian ceasefire and bombs both Armenia and Arstakh
After 11 hours of negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a humanitarian ceasefire was confirmed to start at 12:00 local time. Leading up to the ceasefire, Azerbaijan ramped up its shelling on Armenian civilian targets. At 12:00 it stopped. According to the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, the ceasefire lasted only about an hour before Azerbaijan launched attacks on the Southern province of Armenia proper, capital Stepanakert of Artsakh, and Hadrut.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army reports that less than 2 hours before the ceasefire between Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and Azerbaijan takes effect, the Azerbaijani army launches drone strikes towards the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
The Staff of the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh got concrete information that the Azerbaijani subversive group which entered Hadrut town in the morning killed 2 civilians in their home – the mother and her son with a disability.
According to BILD journalist Paul Ronzheimer reporting from Stepanakert, the Azerbaijani army is still shelling the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), and fighting is still ongoing in the South. Other regions are relatively calm.
SOURCE Global Awareness