Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made an address to the nation in connection with the escalation of the conflict in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh. He accused Azerbaijan and Turkey of wanting to exterminate Armenians all over the world. This was reported by the Dozhd TV channel with reference to Pashinyan's appeal on Facebook.
"Dear compatriots, brothers and sisters, we are experiencing, perhaps, the most decisive moment in our many thousand-year history. The Azerbaijani-Turkish robber groups do not just want to solve the Karabakh issue, their goal is the Armenians of the whole world. They want to continue the policy of the Armenian genocide," Pashinyan said.
He added that Azerbaijan has attracted "Syrian mercenaries and Turkish special forces."
Earlier, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev called on the OSCE Minsk Group countries, Russia, the United States, and France to continue attempts to resolve the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
On September 27, the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then the motorized rifle and tank subdivisions of the Azerbaijani army went on the offensive in the northern, southern, and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.
On the same day, the Republic of Armenia applied to the European Court of Human Rights with a request to apply an interim measure in accordance with Rule 39 of the Rules of the Court in order to stop military attacks on civilian settlements along the line of contact between the armed forces of Armenia and Artsakh.
On September 30, it was reported that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in response to a request from Armenia, approved measures by which it ordered Azerbaijan and Armenia to refrain from hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.