The Armenian Defense Ministry has accused Turkey of meddling in the war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
This was stated by representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan, the Armenian information and analytical center Verelq said.
He alleges the Azerbaijani military have Turkish-made weapons – "these facts are no longer in doubt."
He also shared information allegedly about mercenaries participating in battles on the side of Azerbaijan.
"I can't say about militants – more evidence is needed, and we'll speak more confidently," he said.
War in Nagorno-Karabakh: Past developments
- The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh region began in 1988, when the predominantly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.
- In 1991-1994, the bloodshed conflict continued in the region, which ended with the signing of a ceasefire protocol. Nagorno-Karabakh proclaimed itself an independent "republic." Azerbaijan did not recognize this, considering the territory to have been occupied by Armenia.
- From time to time, clashes still erupt along the line of contact.
- On September 27, fighting resumed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Both countries blamed each other for the outbreak of the hostilities.
- The Azerbaijani authorities announced deaths during an attack on Nagorno-Karabakh mounted from Armenia.
- Armenia, in turn, reported the downing of several helicopters and drones of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. According to the Armenian authorities, Azerbaijan also lost three tanks.
- Turkey has already announced its support for Azerbaijan in the conflict with Armenia.
- Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh have declared martial law. Mobilization has been announced in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.