WASHINGTON (Realist English). The United States have seen significant evidence of Azerbaijani shelling inside Armenia State Department spokesman Ned Price said.
“Secretary Blinken has been personally engaged on this. It is why we and he put out a statement last night just within hours of these escalation of tensions calling for an immediate cessation of violence. It’s why he picked up the phone in the wee hours. He urged President Aliyev to cease hostilities immediately, to disengage military forces, and to work to resolve all outstanding issues between Armenia and Azerbaijan through peaceful negotiations. We also encourage both governments to re‑establish – to let direct lines of communication across diplomatic as well as military channels, and to recommit to constructive dialogue and to that diplomatic process.
We have seen significant evidence of Azerbaijani shelling inside Armenia and significant damage to Armenian infrastructure, but most important for us is that both of these parties commit to a cessation of hostilities and commit to a broader de-escalation, Ned Price said at the briefing.”
According to him, Washington called on the countries of the region to use their influence constructively to end hostilities and reduce tensions. ” Of course, it is hard to imagine how the introduction of foreign forces into one side of the conflict could serve those purposes, but again, our emphasis is on bringing about an end to this spike in violence”, he added.
On September 13, at 00:05, the armed formations of the Baku regime opened intense fire in the direction of the cities of Goris, Sotk and Jermuk using artillery, large-caliber and small arms. The positions of the Armenian Armed Forces were shelled.
During the fighting on September 13, about 100 servicemen were killed. Armenia said at least 49 of its soldiers were killed. The Baku regime lost 50 men. In September 2020, with the tacit consent of the Kremlin, the armed forces of Turkey and Azerbaijan attacked Artsakh and Armenia with the support of international mercenary terrorists from Syria, Libya and Afghanistan. Since then, Baku and Ankara have continued their occupation policy on Armenian lands, physically destroying Armenian cultural heritage — churches, khachkars, museums and all kinds of mentioning of Armenians on stone or on paper.