At around 07:15 on September 27, the Azerbaijani armed forces launched an offensive on the entire line of contact with Artsakh, using artillery and fighter drones and targeting settlements in deep rear, including the capital of Artsakh – Stepanakert.
Armenia, Roma midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has addressed the situation on social media.
“I woke up this morning learning about the large scale attack of Azerbaijani army on #NagornoKarabakh (a de-facto independent state populated by Armenians) targeting civilian population in Stepanakert and surrounding areas.
I call on the international community to urgently stand up and to help stop the military actions against the regional peace and security.
We have an unalienable right to live in our homeland without an existential threat. Our children have the right to live in peace rather than hiding in shelters.
I always stand by my Nation. #ArstakhStrong,” Mkhitaryan wrote on his Facebook page.