Armenia Declares Marshall Law Calling on Citizens to ‘Be Ready to Protect Our Holy Homeland’ as Azerbaijan Launches Attack

Armenia has declared martial law and total military mobilization following reignited clashes with Azerbaijani forces over the disputed NagornoKarabakh region. Armenia has accused neighboring Azerbaijan of carrying out air and artillery attacks on Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory recognized as part of Azerbaijan but controlled by ethnic Armenians.

The area in south-eastern Europe has been the subject of conflict for decades between the two countries, which were both part of the Soviet Union until the bloc’s collapse in 1991.

Armenia’s Defense Ministry said it downed two Azerbaijani helicopters, with Azerbaijan accusing Armenia’s army of attacking civilians and warning that Armenia is “preparing for a new act of aggression and war.”

On Sunday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan confirmed that martial law has been declared in the country and urged those in the NagornoKarabakh region to seek refuge in shelters, Reuters reported.

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