Georgian border guards deny trucks with supplies going to Karabakh conflict zone

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 30 September 2020 13:52
Georgian border guards deny trucks with supplies going to Karabakh conflict zone

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 30

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

Late in the evening on September 28, Georgian border guards refused to allow trucks with tires heading to the zone of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to pass through the Georgia-Armenia border, Trend reports citing Georgian media.

Reportedly, ethnic Armenians living in southern Georgia's Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda regions have started to collect tires, food and medicine to help the Armenian soldiers fighting on the frontline.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA) has previously issued statement, hoping for deescalation of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The statement says that Georgia is ready to contribute to de-escalation and establish peace in the region in any way.

Armenian armed forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops managed to liberate the territories previously occupied by Armenia: Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli villages (Fuzuli district), Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages (Jabrayil district).

Moreover, the positions of the Armenian armed forces were destroyed in the direction of Azerbaijan's Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.

Military actions continued on Sept. 29. Azerbaijani army was able to destroy several tanks of the Armenian Armed Forces, as well as several key military facilities.

Azerbaijan's Dashkesan district underwent fire on the same day from the opposing forces, while Azerbaijani Armed Forces continued military actions on Sept. 29 to liberate the city of Fuzuli from occupation.

Back in July 2020, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian armed forces.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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