China News Service, Nur-Sultan, September 28th. Comprehensive news: Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out a new round of conflicts in the Naka region on the 27th local time. Both sides accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement and taking the lead in launching a military offensive.
According to the Armenian News Agency, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense of the Asian Nations, Stepanyan, stated that two helicopter gunships and three drones in Azerbaijan were shot down during the conflict.
The Azerbaijan News Agency quoted the Ministry of National Defense as saying that Armenia’s 12 air defense missile systems were destroyed in the battle, an Azerbaijan armed helicopter was shot down, and the crew survived.
Both sides of Asia and Afghanistan said that the current conflict in the contact line between the two sides in the Naqqa area is still continuing.
After the conflict, both countries carried out military mobilization at home on the same day.
Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan announced on the 27th that the Asian government has decided to implement martial law and military mobilization throughout the country.
He issued a statement saying, "The government has decided to implement martial law and general mobilization throughout the country. I call on all relevant military personnel to report to the military offices of their respective communities immediately."
Azerbaijani President Aliyev signed a decree on the same day, announcing that the country has entered a state of war and will implement martial law throughout the country.
According to the decree, Azerbaijan has entered a state of war from 0:00 local time on the 28th, and martial law has been implemented nationwide.
In accordance with the martial law, curfews will be imposed in major cities such as Baku, Ganja, and Sumqit from 21:00 to 6:00 the next day.
The conflict has aroused the attention of countries in Eurasia.
According to Interfax news agency, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov had a phone conversation with the foreign ministers of Armenia, Turkey and Azerbaijan on the 27th about the outbreak of a new round of conflicts in the Naka region.
The Russian side emphasized that it must promptly bring about a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan issued a statement on the same day that the Kazakhstan side expressed serious concern over the outbreak of conflict in the Naka region, calling on the two sides to take all measures to stabilize the situation and hold talks through peaceful means.
Kazakhstan is willing to assist international organizations in finding a peaceful solution.
The Naka region is located in southwestern Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly Armenians.
After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan and Armenia broke out in a battle for Nagorny, and Armenia occupied Nagorny and its surrounding parts of Azerbaijan.
In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility due to the Naka issue, and armed conflicts between the two countries have occurred from time to time.