ArmInfo. During the Azerbaijani aggression in the last few days, the Artsakh Defense Army was repeatedly resisting Azerbaijani attacks and provocations, Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan wrote in a Telegram message.
With regret he points out the fact that UAV attacks killed two and wounded 19 Armenian servicemen. Mr Beglaryan extends his condolences to the families of killed servicemen, Gurgen Gabrielyan and Artur Khachatryan.
"These cases are one more proof that the Artsakh people's spirit of resistance has not been broken and we are ready for and capable of self-defense.
"Secondly, Azerbaijan continues its anti-Armenian and militant policy thereby ruling out the Armenian people's existence in Artsakh and, later, in Armenia. "International politico-military guarantees and mechanisms, especially in the current fragile world order, do not fully ensure the Artsakh people's security, and we must consistently enhance our strategic stability.
Amid Azerbaijan's anti-Armenian policy the end of the conflict is not seen, and, by means of regular provocations and pressure, Baku is trying to improve its politico-military positions in the region and force Armenians into leaving Artsakh," he said.
With this end in view, Azerbaijan is using force and threat of force, upgrading its military force, involving Turkey in the regional relations following its own agenda, isolating Artsakh, pushing forward Azerbaijan's interests by enhancing its regional and global role and disseminating disinformation, causing splits between different parts of the Armenian people, inspiring a sense of helplessness in the Armenians (primarily in the Artsakh Armenians), worsening the living conditions in Artsakh, restricting the Russian peacekeeping contingent's potential in the region and discrediting it among Armenians.
"Since Artsakh is of exceptional importance for Armenia and Armenians, in the context of the aforementioned threats, the only solution for us is to consistently enhancing the strategic resistance of Artsakh and Armenia in the following fields: security, demography, developing economy, high-quality education, efficient management, national ideology, pragmatic international relations. "If we lose Artsakh, we will turn the last but one, if not the last, page of Armenian history," Mr Beglaryan wrote.