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 Monday, September 19 2022 19:46
Naira Badalian

As a result of Azerbaijan`s aggression, there are 207 killed and  missing people, 293 wounded, 20 captured servicemen on Armenian side:  Armenian Security Council reports 

As a result of Azerbaijan`s aggression, there are 207 killed and  missing people, 293 wounded, 20 captured servicemen on Armenian side:  Armenian Security Council reports 

ArmInfo.on September 19, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan chaired an expanded Security Council meeting, following which a statement was adopted.

<On the night of September 12-13, 2022, the armed forces of  Azerbaijan launched a large-scale aggression against the sovereign  territory of the Republic of Armenia using large-caliber weapons,  artillery, missile systems and unmanned aerial vehicles.

As a result of the aggression, the number of killed and missing  people reaches 207, including 3 civilians killed and 2 missing. 293  servicemen and three civilians were wounded, 20 servicemen were taken  prisoner. There is evidence of cases of torture, mutilation,  dismemberment of captured or wounded Armenian servicemen by  Azerbaijanis, and thus unlawful killing>, the statement says.

It is noted that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces shelled 36 settlements,  including the communities of Goris, Sisian, Kapan, Jermuk, Vardenis,  Teh, Geghamasar, as a result of which 192 residential buildings, 3  hotels, 2 schools, 1 medical institution, 1 banquet, 4 stables. 7  energy infrastructures, 5 water supply infrastructures, 3 gas  pipelines, 1 bridge, 2 highways, 1 street were damaged. 2 ambulances,  4 private cars were targeted.

<The armed forces of Azerbaijan penetrated the sovereign territory of  the Republic of Armenia in several directions. Thanks to the stubborn  and heroic resistance of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia  and the involvement of the international community, the Azerbaijani  attack was stopped, but the military- political situation remains  tense.

The aggressive policy pursued by Azerbaijan is aimed at frustrating  efforts to establish peace in the region, open up regional  communications, comprehensively resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh problem  and impose forceful solutions on the Republic of Armenia. Having  adopted the agenda of establishing peace and opening regional  communications, the Republic of Armenia considers the policy of  threats and coercion pursued by Azerbaijan unacceptable.

The Security Council declares that the Republic of Armenia will  defend its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity with  all available means. Azerbaijani troops must be withdrawn from the  occupied territories of the Republic of Armenia.

We call on the international community to put constant pressure on  Azerbaijan to end the occupation of the sovereign territories of the  Republic of Armenia and withdraw troops, and we also welcome all  those countries and organizations that have taken a clear position.

At the same time, we reaffirm the commitment of the Republic of  Armenia to the fulfillment of the obligations of a responsible member  of the international community", the adopted statement says. 

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