Caucasus (bbabo.net), - The number of dead and missing after the aggression of Azerbaijan reaches 207 people from the Armenian side. This is stated in a statement following the meeting of the Security Council of Armenia, which was held today, September 19, by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
“The number of dead and missing as a result of the aggression reaches 207, including three civilians killed, two missing. 293 servicemen and three civilians were wounded, 20 servicemen were captured,” the report says.
There is evidence of atrocities against captured or dead military personnel, including cases of dismemberment of bodies, the Armenian Security Council pointed out.
The Republic of Armenia will defend its security, sovereignty, territorial integrity by all available means, the statement says.
“Azerbaijani troops must leave the occupied territories of Armenia. We call on the international community to put constant pressure on Azerbaijan to end the occupation of the territories of Armenia and the withdrawal of troops, and we welcome all countries and organizations that have taken a clear position. At the same time, we reaffirm the readiness of the Republic of Armenia to remain a responsible member of the international community,” the Armenian Security Council stressed.
On the night of September 13, fierce clashes began in separate sections of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces used heavy artillery and rocket launchers, drones, striking both military and civilian infrastructure and attempting to advance their positions deep into the territory of the neighboring republic. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry shifted responsibility for the armed escalation to the Armenian side. After almost 48 hours of hostilities, the parties reached an agreement on a ceasefire from 20.00 (19.00 Moscow time) on September 14. Armenia has previously reported 135 deaths as a result of the escalation, noting that this is not the final figure. Azerbaijan has now acknowledged the death of 80 soldiers and officers.