Currently, the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) capital Stepanakert as well as Shushi and Martakert cities are being shelled—from Smerch rocket launchers—by the Azerbaijani armed forces.

The Artsakh Defense Army informed Armenian that the adversary, once again violating the requirements of international humanitarian and customary rights, is firing solely at peaceful settlements of Artsakh, as a result of which there are victims among the civilian population.

The military-political leadership of Azerbaijan is committing another war crime, and the criminal leadership of Azerbaijan bears all the accountability for the further escalation of the situation, the Defense Army added.