The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan announced that it had taken control of seven settlements in Fizuli and Jabril regions in Nagorno-Karabakh. Colonel-general Zakir Hasanov, the minister of defense of Azerbaijan, declared this according to AZE.
The villages of Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Horadiz, Yukhary Abdurahmanli, Fizuli region, Boyuk Marjanly, and Nuzgar of Jabril region, as well as a number of dominant heights, were taken under control.
Combat operations continue.
At the same time, the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia Shushan Stepanyan stated that the messages of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan about taking control of settlements in Nagorno-Karabakh do not correspond to reality.
"This is another provocation of Azerbaijani propaganda," she added.
Today's morning, September 27, the command of the Azerbaijani army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation against the armed forces of Armenia along the entire front in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry confirmed the active phase of hostilities and specified that the Azerbaijani side launched missile strikes along the entire line of contact, as well as at peaceful settlements, including the capital of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Stepanakert.
Later, the government of Armenia declared martial law and general mobilization in the country.
The Council of Europe calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to show restraint and immediately end the hostilities. This statement was made by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović-Burić.
“I am gravely concerned about reports of military escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. I call on our Member States Armenia and Azerbaijan to show responsibility and restraint by immediately stopping hostilities," the statement said.