Yerevan reported an offensive by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the north and south of Nagorno-Karabakh

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic added that “Armenian units stop the enemy’s advance”.

The Armenian Ministry of Defence informed that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched an offensive in the south and north direction in Nagorno-Karabakh early Saturday morning.

“There are fierce battles going on in the north and south direction of Artsakh (unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic – TASS tribune). The enemy, having concentrated great forces in these directions, has gone on the offensive”, –  Shushan Stepanyan, spokesperson for the Armenian Ministry of Defence, wrote on her Facebook page. According to her, “Armenian subdivisions are stopping the enemy’s advance”.

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27, with active fighting taking place on the disputed territory. Martial law has been introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization has been announced. Both sides report deaths and injuries, including among the civilian population.

Baku and Yerevan have been contesting Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR. During the 1992-1994 armed conflict, Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts.