Timeline of Current Events

  1. September 27, 2020
    Azerbaijani military launches massive artillery attacks on line of contact and civilian settlements, including the capital of Artsakh, Stepankert. Turkey shows strong support for Azerbaijan. A mother and her child are killed in Martuni, Artsakh.
  2. September 28, 2020
    The city of Martakert in Artsakh is shelled by Azerbaijani military. Fifty-eight Armenian soldiers have been killed.
  3. September 29, 2020
    Azeris release information claiming that an Artsakh military position in Martuni was "completely destroyed." The Defense Ministry of Artsakh said the report is "total disinformation" and that “all military bases in the Defense Army of Artsakh remain active and continue inflicting devastating blows to the adversary’s attack.”
  4. October 1, 2020
    An Azerbaijani military drone is shot down by the Artsakh military as it breached the airspace of Artsakh and was hovering over the civilian town of Askeran. A total of seven Artsakh civilians have been killed by Azeri bombings. Syringes are found in the pockets of dead Azerbaijani soldiers, indicating that Azerbaijan may be sending its troops to war in a drugged condition.
  5. October 3, 2020
    Azerbaijan strikes Stepanakert three times with heavy rockets. President, Arayik Harutyunyan, announces he will go to the front lines to fight.
  6. October 5, 2020
    U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff states, "We have a strong bipartisan message for Turkey and Erdogan. You're a member of NATO, start acting like one. And we have a message for Azerbaijan. Cease the hostilities or their will be consequences." Azerbaijan began firing Smerch, Polones, and Turkish-made T-300 Kasirga missiles on Stepanakert's civilians. Total Armenian servicemen martyred total more than 220.
  7. October 6, 2020
    Azerbaijani forces are again striking Artsakh's capital, Stepanakert, with missiles. Artsakh's president calls on the world and says the "creation of an effective coalition against international terrorism is an imperative."
  8. October 7, 2020
    France confirms Turkey’s military involvement in the conflict as its foreign minister announces talks in Geneva on Thursday and Moscow on Monday to try to convince warring sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to agree to negotiate a ceasefire. To date, Azeri shelling has resulted in the displacement of half of Artsakh’s population, approximately 70,000 people. Pashinyan urges the international community to recognize Artsakh’s independence to avoid conflict expansion. To date, over 320 Armenian soldiers have fallen.
  9. October 8, 2020
    Azerbaijan shells and damages Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi, and continues shelling civilian targets in Stepanakert. Armenia calls for a ceasefire prior to commencing negotiations with Azerbaijan, while mediators with the OSCE Minsk Group meet in Geneva. More voices in the international community support the recognition of the independence of the Republic of Artsakh. The latest casualty count of Armenian soldiers is over 350, along with 19 civilian lives lost. Azerbaijan declines to publish any information about its losses.
  10. October 9, 2020
    The Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia met in Moscow on Friday. Eleven hours of negotiation led to a ceasefire agreement. The ceasefire is for humanitarian purposes and will begin on October 10 at 12:00 pm, in which both sides will exchange dead bodies and prisoners of war in line with the criteria of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  11. October 10, 2020
    The Azeri forces ignore the ceasefire agreement and launch an attack at 12:05 pm in an area called Karakhambeyli. Further violating the ceasefire, Azerbaijan continues missile attacks on Stepanakert, the capital city of Artsakh. The Defense Ministry of Artsakh says 28 more troops have been killed, totalling 404.
  12. October 11, 2020
    The Human Rights Defender of Armenia, Arman Tatoyan, releases footage showing that Azerbaijan is using mercenary terrorists against Artsakh. An Azerbaijani sabotage group raids the town of Hadrut in Artsakh, killing four civilians in their home, in which two were a mother and her disabled son. President of Artsakh, Arayik Harutyunyan, says that if Azerbaijan fails to show willingness to resolve the conflict in the next 1-2 days, he will request the Armenian government and international organizations to officially recognize the independence of Artsakh. In Los Angeles, nearly 150,000 Armenians march in solidarity, demanding recognition and peace for Artsakh.
  13. October 12, 2020
    The number of Armenian soldiers martyred today totaled 96. Funds raised by Armenia Fund surpass $100 million. Armenia's foreign minister, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow today. He accused Azerbaijan of acting to expand Turkey's influence in the region, of using pro-Turkish mercenaries, and violating Friday’s humanitarian ceasefire agreements.
  14. October 18, 2020
    Armenia and Azerbaijan agree on a humanitarian ceasefire for the second time, to begin at midnight October 18. At 12:05 am the ceasefire was again breached when Azerbaijan forces launched rocket-artillery attacks on Artsakh from both the northern and southern fronts. The total death toll of the Artsakh Defense Army has reached 673.
  15. October 19, 2020
    The plane carrying 43 tons of humanitarian relief from Los Angeles arrives in Yerevan (organized by ArmeniaFund). The original flight was delayed because Turkey refused to provide its airspace for the flight. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) called for the U.S. to work with allies in removing Turkey from NATO, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Azerbaijani President Aliyev speaks up and says “Azerbaijan Is Ready To Negotiate With Armenia In Moscow Or Any Other Place.” Armenian soldiers martyred total 729.
  16. October 24, 2020
    Genocide Watch considers Azerbaijan to be at Stage 9 - Extermination and Stage 10 - Denial. The official website of the U.S. embassy reported, ''The U.S. Embassy in Baku has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Baku, including against hotels such as the J.W. Marriott Absheron, as well as potentially other locations in Baku. U.S. citizens are advised to exercise heightened caution in locations where Americans or foreigners may gather.” Mercury Public Affairs terminates its registration as a foreign agent of the Republic of Turkey in response to calls by the Armenian community demanding an end to the company’s association with the Turkish regime amidst its support for Azerbaijan’s genocidal war against Artsakh. Turkey has sent 1200 troops from its mountain commando units from Turkish Kurdistan to Azerbaijan to fight against Artsakh. A couple got married on Saturday at the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, the church in Shushi that was bombed twice by the Azeri armed forces on October 8. France has recalled its Ambassador from Turkey for consultations following the incident that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that French President Emmanuel Macron needs ''mental treatment'', reported ARMENPRESS.
  17. October 25, 2020
    United States President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has said that Armenia has accepted a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, while Azerbaijan has not. Fifteen French MP's arrive in Armenia and will visit Artsakh in the coming days to raise awareness about the current war. The death toll in the Artsakh military has reached 974.
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