War raged, Armenian claims 540 Azerbaijani soldiers killed in 24 hours
Windowofworld.com – Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said 540 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed and more than 700 injured in the past 24 hours in the war that raged in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Azerbaijan has 540 people killed, more than 700 injured, 45 armored vehicles, six aircraft, most of which have not been destroyed in the air,” he said, as quoted by Sputniknews, Saturday (3/10/2020). He added that three enemy helicopters and six drones were damaged in the conflict.
The Azerbaijan military has not commented on the claim. However, Baku often dismissed claims made by Yerevan’s side which were considered propaganda.
Nagorno-Karabakh is a disputed territory controlled by ethnic Armenians. This region was once part of Azerbaijan, but became independent after the Soviet Union was dissolved in the 1990s. Azerbaijan has never recognized the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh or known as the Artsakh Republic and still regards it as its territory.
Vagram Pogosyan, spokesman for the President of the Republic of Artsakh, said the Azerbaijan army had lost more than 3,000 soldiers since the conflict broke out last Sunday.
“Intelligence data shows that Azerbaijan’s losses have exceeded 3,000 soldiers. Most of the bodies remain in the neutral zone, and nothing has been done to transport them, ”wrote Vagram Pogosyan on his Facebook page Saturday.
Meanwhile, France’s Foreign Ministry recommended its citizens limit travel to Armenia due to rising tensions in conflict-torn Nagorno-Karabakh.
“The clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh are ongoing. The Armenian territory bordering the Azerbaijan border is filled with artillery and unmanned aerial vehicles from time to time. Therefore, travel to Armenia needs to be limited to those made out of urgent need, as well as greatly minimizing movement in Armenia, “the Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on Friday.
Representatives of the French community in Armenia are advised to follow instructions from state authorities, as well as the French Embassy.