Situation on Artsakh frontline: operative newsfeed; 08.04.2016

Fights between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces were started on the night between April 1-2 by Azerbaijan with application of 152mm flamethrowers, tanks, reactive volley fire stations and military aviation.

In the afternoon of April 5 the sides agreed to stop firing. However, even after the agreement Azerbaijani armed forces fired several times in the direction of civilian settlements. The newsfeed is constantly updated for the latest news of the day.

21:54

In his Facebook page Vice -Prime Minister of Artsakh Arthur Aghabekyan writes that the contributions made on to the special account opened by Artsakh government will be directed exceptionally towards purchase of armament for the armed forces.

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Another post by Arthur Aghabekyan presents the total sum of money gathered on the account:

  • AMD 891 583 119
  • USD 63 707
  • EUR 1938
  • RUB 11 238 600

21:30

OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs at the RA Ministry of Defense
OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs at the RA Ministry of Defense

RA Ministry of Defense website:

On April 8 RA Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan received Minsk Group Co-chairs Igor Popov, James Warlick and Pierre Andio. Personal representative of OSCE Chairman Andrzej Kasprzyk was also present at the meeting.

During the meeting Seyran Ohanyan emphasized the fact that despite Armenia’s readiness to be involved in the deterrence of the enemy through right targeting and taking control of new favorable postions, Armenia still confides in negotiated settlement of Artsakh confrontation.

The Minister of Defense has stressed the importance of consolidating any ceasefire with a legally binding agreement as a prerequisite of weakening the armed conflict.

20:55

Azerbaijani blogger residing in Germany, coordinator of Meydan.tv oppositional website Habib Abdullayev, updating the list presented by him on April 7, has presented Azerbaijan’s losses – 66 killed and 5 missing, although the data includes some inaccuracies. Comparing the data with those of Razm.info, we present the verified list of Azerbaijan’s losses including 66+7 names among which – 1 colonel, 1 lieutenant colonel, 5 majors, 2 captains, 5 senior lieutenants and 3 lieutenants. The majority of the listed are servicemen of special and intelligence forces.

 

18:18

RA Ministry of Defense website:

To respond promptly to the questions of citizens the following round the clock telephone numbers operate in the RA Ministry of Defense:

  • About the health of army servicemen – 010 29 46 25
  • Questions about military personnel – 010 29-44-25, 010 29-45-57,
  • About the social problems of army servicemen and their families – 010-20-64-59
  • About military law violations – 010 77-05-80
  • For contact with media – 010 29-46-99, 010 29-46-38

17:40

In the morning the artillery guys in the north of the frontline treated us with a cup of coffee.

Posted by Edik Baghdasaryan on Friday, April 8, 2016

 

16:54

RA Investigation Committee’s website has presented the details of military car crash near Armash: On April 8, at about 11:00 am , the “Ural” belonging to N unit of RA Ministry of Defense came out of the carriageway of the road to Armash in Ararat region and fell into a gorge  for about 200 meters.

Among 11 army serviceman in the car mandatory conscript Vardan Matevosyan died at once, 6 were taken to Ararat medical center with different traumas. The other 4 army servicemen were not hospitalized. Garrison Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee of the Eighth ZKGV initiated a criminal case based on Paragraph 2 of Article 377 of the RA Criminal Code (Violation of operating or driving rules of military, special or vehicle machinery with negligently causing human death). The place of accident was examined. The causes of the crash are being investigated.

16:15

Armenian “Mediamax” news agency informs: according to the agreement with the Azerbaijani side today, between 15:00-20:00 search operations of bodies of killed soldiers will be carried out in the north and south sections of Artsakh frontline, at the same time maintaining a regime of ceasefire. This was confirmed by Defense Army spokesman Senor Hasratyan. He mentioned that the process is coordinated by the International Committee of the Red Cross and field assistants of personal representative of OSCE Minsk Group.

14:40

UAV destroyed by Defense Army
UAV destroyed by Defense Army
UAV destroyed by Defense Army
UAV destroyed by Defense Army
UAV destroyed by Defense Army
UAV destroyed by Defense Army

Defense Army press service informs: on April 7, 23:00, Defense Army antiaircraft forces destroyed another attacking unmanned aerial vehicle of the enemy in the sky of Artsakh.

12:14

RA Ministry of Defense spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan has published the names of 44 army servicemen killed in Artsakh between April 2-8.

09:55

On the night between April 7-8, the enemy has opened fire at the positions and civilian settlements in the RA regions of Gegharkunik and Tavush…

Posted by Արծրուն Հովհաննիսյան on Thursday, April 7, 2016

09:39

Defense Army press service informs: on the night between April 7-8, along the whole line of contact between the Armenian and Azerbaijani armies the enemy kept on violating the ceasefire agreement. More intense firings were recorded in the north direction (Talish), causing the death of a contract private, Hrach Muradyan, born in 1983. Several soldiers are injured. In the Northeastern section of the frontline, in still unknown circumstances, private soldier Ashot Mghdesyan, born in 1996, got a deadly gunshot wound.

02:23

Hours ago Azerbaijani blogger residing in Germany, coordinator of Meydan.tv oppositional website Habib Abdullayev has published the list of Azerbaijan’s losses, including the names of 64 killed and 4 missing, although the data includes some inaccuracies. Comparing the data with those of Razm.info, we present the verified list of Azerbaijan’s losses including 61+5 names among which – 1 colonel, 1 lieutenant colonel, 4 majors, 2 captains, 5 senior lieutenants and 2 lieutenants. The majority of the listed are servicemen of special and intelligence forces.

02:06

Defense Army website has published the list of 36 Defense Army servicemen killed while defending their homeland during military actions on Artsakh frontline between April 2-5, 2016.

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