Armenia declares martial law amid escalating fighting in Karabakh

Sunday 27th September 2020 - 19:54

Armenia declares martial law amid escalating fighting in Karabakh

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Today, Sunday, the Armenian government declared martial law and general mobilization against the backdrop of the military escalation with Azerbaijan in the Karabakh region.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on his Facebook page: “Martial law has now been declared and general mobilization in Armenia has been announced, indicating that all reservists must come to the headquarters of the military commissions.”

"Our response this time will be more severe than ever," said Armenian Defense Minister David Tunoyan, stressing that "the Armenian army has all the necessary means to crush our enemy again."

"Thousands of citizens want to register as volunteers to go to the Karabakh fronts," said Shushan Stepanyan, a spokeswoman for the Armenian Ministry of Defense, adding at the same time that there is no need to recruit volunteers now.

Earlier today, Pashinyan accused Azerbaijan of launching an attack on Karabakh, while Baku talked about the exposure of its lands on the front line to the bombing of Armenians.

Source: Agencies