October 5, 2020 – 10:39 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – The Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army said in a statement on Monday, October 5 that Azerbaijan is preparing more offensive operations.
“The Defense Army is watching the rival’s movements,” the army added.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry said, meanwhile, that Azerbaijan has launched a campaign of fake news and disinformation to prepare grounds for the the extension of the geography of the war.
“The aggression of Azerbaijan against Artsakh with the support of Turkey and the involvement of the foreign terrorist fighters has been accompanied by the campaign of fake news and disinformation which goes beyond the limits of common sense,” the Ministry said in a statement.
“Having failed to achieve any success in the battlefield, the Azerbaijani side on one hand speaks about its imaginary gains, and on the other hand spreads fake news on the shelling of the Azerbaijani settlements by Armenia. The recent disinformation about the alleged strikes from the territory of Armenia to the Azerbaijani settlements is case in point.
“The aim of this disinformation campaign is to cover up the massive shelling of the large settlements of Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan since the first day of the war, which resulted in many losses among the civil population, while serious damage was inflicted upon the essential civilian infrastructure.
“With the spread of such fake news Azerbaijan also prepares grounds for the continuation of its criminal policy and for the extension of the geography of the war.”
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale offensive against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27, shelling Armenian positions and civilian settlements with large caliber weapons and rocket systems. Armenia and Karabakh have introduced martial law and total mobilization. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. International and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of civilian settlements.