STEPANAKERT — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan traveled October 5 to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and held a meeting with Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan and the army top brass, the prime minister’s website says.
Artsakh’s Minister of Defense, Defense Army Commander, Major General Jalal Haroutunyan reported on the frontline situation to the leaders of the two Armenian states. He gave details of the counteroffensive delivered during the hostilities unleashed by the enemy, as well as on the forthcoming steps of the Armed Forces.
“The Defense Army has carried out its combat task brilliantly, and at this moment it is successfully resisting all the encroachments of the enemy, both in the air and on the ground, inflicting significant losses in military equipment and manpower,” the President said in a Facebook post.
“This was the reason why the Azerbaijani terrorist army fired more than a hundred rockets from the Smerch system in the direction of capital Stepanakert, but, fortunately, there were no major losses,” he said.
The President expressed gratitude for the donations that exceed $50 million, and urged to continue the fundraising, because, he said, “after the war and, most importantly, the impending victory, we must quickly rebuild the ruins, continue to develop Artsakh, which embodies pride of all Armenians.”
“And that should be the collective response of all of us to the world. Our national unity once again proves that Azerbaijan has already lost this war. The victory is ours and let no one doubt it,” Arayik Harutyunyan said.