Armenian Parliament Holds Minute's Silence After Clashes on Azerbaijan Border

Armenian MPs held a minute’s silence in the country’s parliament in Yerevan on September 13, after the speaker announced there were victims following clashes with Azerbaijan at the border of the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The president of the National Assembly, Alen Simonyan, told the country’s parliament that there were “casualties and wounded” following the fighting. No figures were given.

The border clash is the latest flareup between the two countries, who fought a war in 2020 over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Each side blamed the other for the fighting. Armenia’s defense ministry said the situation was “a result of the large-scale aggression carried out by Azerbaijan.”

Azerbaijani troops used drones, as well as “artillery and large-calibre rifles,” the ministry said.

Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said Armenia had committed “large-scale provocations” on the border.

Confrontation occurred as Azerbaijan military moved to “immediately suppress” the actions of “the sabotage groups of the Armenian armed forces,” the ministry said. Credit: Parliament of Armenia via Storyful