Artsakh Defense Army units continue stubborn battles for Shushi. Enemy groups are fired upon. Two enemy soldiers were captured, per Shushan Stepanyan, Spokeswoman of the Armenian Ministry of Defense.
Various reports are writing that the battle for Shushi is underway right now. We know for sure that the equipment of the Artsakh Defense Army – tanks, infantry fighting vehicles – stands on the outskirts of Shushi from several flanks and is fighting. According to WarGonzo, an enemy group broke through into the city.
The situation is still intense and we will be providing updates as official developments arise.
Today, Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan said that “The battles for Shushi continue.”
FM of Artsakh, Masis Mayilian also made a Facebook post & said the following:
“Currently, battles are taking place in the direction of the city of Shushi in the Artsakh Republic. Shushi has been and will always be Armenian. It is time to make a breakthrough.”
Today, Arayik Harutyunyan, President of Artsakh said the following in a Facebook post:
“Dear compatriots! The hostilities continue throughout the Republic. The Defense Army, the world powers are firmly on the Homeland, we will fight against the enemy until the end. Our united struggle can change the situation, we can throw the enemy out of our Artsakh, because the outcome of the war determines the strong will of the people. The Armenian people can still show that will and determination. Each of us must stand firm in our positions, and a positive result will be guaranteed. I believe in that.”
Earlier Today, Vahram Poghosyan, the Spokesperson of the President of Artsakh said in a Facebook post that “We have to admit that the chain of failures still haunts us, and the city of Shushi is no longer under the control of Artsakh Forces, said Vahram Poghosyan, the Spokesperson of the President of Artsakh in a Facebook post.
“The post made by the President of the Republic today has caused certain declining moods in public circles. This is natural, because war is an act of hard struggle, where neither success nor failure is guaranteed. To this day, unfortunately, we have to admit that the chain of failures still haunts us, and the city of Shushi is completely out of our control,” said Vahram Poghosyan, the Spokesperson of the President of Artsakh in a Facebook post.
“The zones should be tightened once more, as the enemy is on the outskirts of Stepanakert, and the existence of the capital is already endangered. If we want Shushi to be ours again, Artsakh to be preserved, today we must use all our capabilities to organize a reliable defense in Stepanakert and other directions of the front. This is the real and reliable guarantee of success. False calls for victory and Facebook speculations will lead to the loss of everything bit by bit,” added Poghosyan.
“And history will not forgive us for that… We fight to the end,” concluded Poghosyan.
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