Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   13 November

Romania urges to resume diplomatic efforts to resolve Nagorno Karabakh conflict

YEREVAN, APRIL 3, ARMENPRESS. The Romanian Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the escalation in the Nagorno Karabakh line of contact. As “Armenpress” reports, the Romanian Foreign Ministry, via its Twitter account, urged to immediate cessation of hostilities. “Resumption of diplomatic efforts is necessary for peaceful settlement”, the Romanian MFA stated.

Along the entire length of the contact line of Nagorno Karabakh- Azerbaijani opposing forces, on April 1 and throughout the morning of April 2, the adversary undertook large-scale offensive military actions, during which the adversary shelled with missile-artillery units not only Armenian defense positions, but also civilian settlements.

According to the data of the Defense Army, the Azerbaijani armed forces fired MM-21 (Grad) multiple rocket launcher on April 2, at 08: 30 in the direction of Martuni (NKR), killing 12 year old Vaghinak Grigoryan and wounding two other children.

During the military operations on April 1 and April 2, the Azerbaijani side sustained over 200 causalities.

Due to the timely and professional actions of the Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army, it was possible to take the situation under control, and also make the enemy suffer considerable losses. The Armenian side sustained 18 casualties and 35 wounded.

On April 3, starting from 06:00, the adversary continued aggressive military operations by using missile-artillery systems and armored vehicles.

The Defense Army undertook counteroffensive measures and dominated the strategic base in the direction of Talish, which was earlier occupied by Azerbaijani forces. By withstanding the enemy’s artillery and rocket attacks, the Defense Army units destroyed 2 enemy tanks and 1 battle vehicle.

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