For the fourth day, bloody battles continue in Nagorny Karabakh between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian separatists. While the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the bombing continues without stopping on all fronts, Armenia announced that it is not ready for peace negotiations with Baku under the supervision of Russia.
The following are the most prominent developments and news of the conflict for Wednesday, September 30, 2020, according to the time of Makkah:
13:00 – Azerbaijan says two Armenian fighters crashed and denies shooting down a plane
An aide to the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, said that two Armenian Sukhoi-25 fighter jets crashed yesterday after colliding with a mountain, and accused Yerevan of lying in saying that one of its aircraft was shot down.
12:57 – The Kremlin: The Russian army is closely following developments
The Kremlin said that the Russian army was closely following developments in the Nagorno Karabakh region, and once again urged the warring parties to cease hostilities.
12:44 – Armenia publishes photos of the wreckage of the Sukhoi-25 fighter
Armenia has posted photos on a government online platform of the wreckage of a plane it said was a “Sukhoi-25 military plane, shot down by a Turkish fighter yesterday”.
Turkey and Azerbaijan denied Yerevan’s allegations that a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down the Armenian plane, killing the pilot.
12:18 – Turkey: France’s solidarity with Armenia supports the occupation in Azerbaijan
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that France’s solidarity with Armenia amounts to support for the Armenian occupation in Azerbaijan.
Cavusoglu’s comments came during an interview with Anadolu Agency, after French President Emmanuel Macron said that Turkish “war-fearing” speech encouraged Baku to re-invade Nagorny Karabakh.
11:49 – Macron criticizes Turkish “warlike” rhetoric
French President Emmanuel Macron said that the “war-loving” Turkish rhetoric encourages Azerbaijan to re-invade Nagorno Karabakh, and that this is unacceptable, but added that he has no evidence at the current stage of direct Turkish participation.
10:00 AM – Armenia is not ready to negotiate
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that his country is not ready to negotiate with Azerbaijan on the Nagorno Karabakh region under Russian auspices, noting the necessity of adequate conditions and conditions for conducting any negotiations, and that his country has always been ready for a peaceful solution.
9:00 – Azerbaijan: Military operations and mutual attacks continue
Al-Jazeera correspondent quoted the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense as saying that military operations and mutual attacks are continuing without stopping on all fronts. This morning, the Armenian army launched an intense and continuous attack with heavy artillery and rockets on the border city of “Tartar”, which led to losses in the city and the deaths and injuries of civilians.
The sources confirmed that the Azerbaijani army thwarted a counterattack by the Armenian army in the “Magadez” region. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced that it had killed and wounded about 2,300 Armenian soldiers during the fighting operations between 27 and 30 September, and destroyed dozens of tanks, vehicles and command centers, and destroyed 25 missile defense systems.
In the Shushkand area of Hogawand city, the S300 missile defense system was destroyed.
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