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Armenia Responds To Azerbaijan’s Threats To Stepanakert: ‘Let Them Try’


Armenia’s Defense Ministry on Monday, April 4, responded to Azerbaijan’s threats of carrying out rocket and artillery strikes on Stepanakert.

“First Deputy Defense Minister has already warned personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk. And we say to [Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir] Hasanov: let them try,” Artsrun Hovhannisyan said in a Facebook post.

On the night of April 1-2, Azerbaijani armed forces initiated overt offensive operations in the southern, southeastern and northeastern directions of the line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh.

As many as 20 Karabakh servicemen were killed and 70 were wounded in the course of military operations. In addition, 10 civilians have been killed.

26 Karabakh soldiers have gone missing so far.

As of 11:00 p.m., April 4, the Azerbaijani side has lost 29 tanks and over 5 armored vehicles, including an IFV, as well as 1 TOS-1A Solntsepyok multiple rocket launcher, 1 BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher, 2 military helicopters and 7 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Seven Karabakh tanks have been neutralized since April 2. The Armenian side has lost eight positions (300 meters overall).

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