The information that the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense notified the Russian peacekeeping contingent in advance about the start of a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh is untrue. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova.
According to a representative of the Russian diplomatic department, the Azerbaijani side informed the peacekeepers' command about the beginning military operation only a few minutes before the hostilities began.
The information was communicated to the Russian contingent a few minutes before the start of hostilities
- stressed Zakharova.
Earlier, the Azerbaijani military department reported that the country was starting a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The goal of the military operation is said to be “establishing peace” in the region. But the Azerbaijani military is establishing “peace” with the help of artillery shelling and drone strikes aviation in populated areas of the unrecognized republic.
Thus, another armed conflict has begun in Transcaucasia, which is fraught with a wide variety of consequences, including the risk of a larger-scale escalation, involving not only Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, but also Armenia, as well as Russia, Turkey and Iran.