YEREVAN, October 28. /ARKA/. Azerbaijan has lost its numerical and technical advantage in the Artsakh war, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, spokesman for the Armenian defense ministry, said Tuesday night at a briefing in the Unified Information Center.
“The enemy has now lost its overwhelming numerical and technological advantage. This is due to different circumstances: first of all, the terrain, then the improvement of our skills and experience. Therefore, the situation is somewhat different. We cannot constantly provide information about the dynamically developing situation,” he said.
Hovhannisyan stressed that the Armenian troops are not now fighting with the same stubbornness and intensity as before, but there are heavy battles in the mountains, forests and near rivers.
In his words, several raider groups were liquidated, several others were put to flight: they even left the equipment,” he said.
War in Artsakh
Since the morning of September 27, Azerbaijani troops have been carrying out military aggression along the entire length of the contact line in Artsakh, conducting artillery and rocket attacks, including against civilians and civilian infrastructures. Strikes were also carried out at civilian and military targets on the territory of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani side is supported by the Turkish Armed Forces and the foreign terrorist mercenaries recruited by it. The Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression encounters a decisive rebuff from the Armenian Armed Forces along the entire frontline.
The Azerbaijani side suffers large-scale losses in manpower (6674 killed) and military equipment. To this day, 600 units of various armored vehicles, 4 MLRS “Smerch”, “Uragan”, 6 units of TOS-1A, 220 UAVs, 16 helicopters, 24 aircraft are destroyed. According to the official reports of the Armenian side, during the repulsion of the enemy’s aggression, more than 960 Armenian servicemen were killed and several hundred people were wounded. As a result of the war crimes committed by Azerbaijan, 38 civilians were killed and 120 wounded in Artsakh.
Since the beginning of the war, there have been three attempts to establish a humanitarian ceasefire. All three agreements, which were reached on October 10 through the mediation of the Russian Federation, on October 17 through France and on October 25 through the mediation of the United States, were violated by Azerbaijan.