Artillery of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces fired on the road leading to Nagorno-Karabakh, located on Armenian territory. Shushan Stepanyan, spokesperson for the Defense Ministry, wrote about it on Thursday, October 1, on her Facebook.
“The enemy’s artillery fired on the Vardenis-Sotk road,” Stepanyan informed.
Earlier the same day, Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan first stated that Karabakh Army air defense units shot down three Azerbaijani Air Force helicopters. One of them, he said, fell on Iranian territory. Then he added that two more Azerbaijani planes were shot down. He specified that three airplanes, two helicopters and six drones had been shot down to date.
In its turn, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied the Armenian side’s claim that an Air Force helicopter was shot down in Nagorno-Karabakh and fell on Iranian territory.
Later, the Defense Ministry of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic specified that the Karabakh Defense Army’s air defense forces shot down Su-25 airplanes and Mi-24 helicopters.
Also on Thursday, Russian, US and French leaders Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Emmanuelle Macron agreed on a statement on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The presidents condemned the escalation of violence on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and added that they mourn the deaths and expressed their condolences to the families of the killed and wounded. The three leaders called for an immediate cessation of hostilities between the parties.