The battles in Nagorny Karabakh between the Azerbaijani forces and the Armenian separatists entered its fifth day, amid renewed international calls to stop the fighting immediately, while Azerbaijan revealed in pictures the losses it inflicted on the Armenians with the air strikes.
The following are the most prominent developments and news of the conflict for Thursday, October 1, 2020, according to the time of Makkah:
00:44 – Azerbaijan, Armenia suffered military losses
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced in a statement that during the previous four days, its forces managed to destroy about 200 tanks, armored vehicles, 228 artillery and missile systems, 30 air defense systems, 6 command and control centers, 5 ammunition depots, 110 vehicles, and one air defense system of the S- 300.
00:25 – Putin and Macron call for ceasefire
The Kremlin stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for an immediate ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The two presidents discussed future steps that the OSCE Minsk Group could take to help de-escalate the situation.
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