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Armenian forces shoot down Azerbaijani drones over Artsakh

The Azerbaijani armed forces on Thursday launched an offensive in the southern and northern directions of Nagorno-Karabakh. The official representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, stated this during the briefing.

The press secretary of the Armenian ministry of defence spokeswoman stated that seven enemy UAVs (Azerbaijani drones) were destroyed in the Vardenis region by the Republic of Armenia, between 19:30 and 21:20 on Thursday.

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Azerbaijan Strikes Historic Armenian Church – Injured Journalists – Artsakh


Azerbaijan carried out attacks on a historic Armenian Church in Shushi. “Several journalists were inside to film the destruction of the first attack” when the second bombing took place, a Bild reporter said on Twitter.

A Russian journalist was injured in the second bombing of a church by Azerbaijani forces in Sushi, according to the Armenian Unified Infocenter.

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The historic Armenian church was severely damaged by the bombing.

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Later, the same Bild reporter stated that Artsakh authorities informed them that one journalist who was inside the church during the second bombing is in critical condition. Others are injured, but not critically.

Armenian Army Progress – Azerbaijani Forces Retreat From Battle – Artsakh

An Armenian army defence ministry official said that more than 20 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in action and wounded, and three pieces of military equipment were lost when Azerbaijani troops attempted an assault on the southern section of Jebrail at around 8:30 a.m.

“As always, the Artsakh Defense Army is wreaking havoc on the enemy (Azerbaijani troops). Two enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were shot down in the south “Shushan Stepanyan stated.

Hikmet Hajiyev, the Azerbaijani presidential assistant, tweeted that an Armenian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had been destroyed in Azerbaijan, but the photos attached show an Israeli-made Harop UAV from their own stockpile which Artsakh forces shot it down or it malfunctioned.

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Russia test fire “Zircon” hypersonic missile

Following objective control data, a Russian hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile named Zircon, flying at a speed greater than Mach 8, struck a sea target 450 kilometers away with a direct strike, according to the missile’s manufacturer.

Earlier this month, the Russian Defense Ministry released a video showing the launch of a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile.

In an earlier statement, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that the lead ship of Project 22350, the “Admiral Of The Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov,” which is now stationed in the White Water, fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile at a target in the sea.

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Athens has recalled its ambassador to Azerbaijan after what it said were “unfounded and offensive” claims by the Azeri authorities that Greece tolerated militants on its soil, Greek state media reported on Wednesday.

According to the Greek Foreign Ministry, a protest letter was sent to Azerbaijan’s ambassador in Athens. It stated that the Greek ambassador to Azerbaijan had been summoned to Athens for consultations.

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Armenia admits progress of the Azerbaijani troops – Artsakh


Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan asked former Armenian servicemen who had completed their service over the previous 12 months to go struggle in Artsakh. Virtually an hour earlier than that the Armenian president said that there’s a chance to achieve a peaceable answer in Artsakh.

Moreover, the Representative of the Armenian Ministry of Defence acknowledged the progress of the Azerbaijani troops in Artsakh, but he highlighted that it’s short-term because of the tactical withdrawal.


“Azerbaijan Is Disseminating Lies” – Armenia / Artsakh

“At the same time, the enemy fired rockets at Stepanakert and Shushi with great intensity, and at the same time, they resumed offensive operations on the south of the Artsakh front.

Fierce-fighting engagements are ongoing. The units of the Armenian Army are taking solid counterforce measures against the enemy. ” The press secretary of the Minister of Defence of Armenia stated.

“Azerbaijani official circles continue disseminating lies and information that has nothing in common with the truth.

According to the latest disinformation, Armenia targets this or that settlement in Azerbaijan. The sole purpose of such falsified information is to garner coverage for their own ambitions.” she added.

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Huge Increase in Japanese Military Budget Amid Growing Threats in East Asia – Japan

With China’s rapid military development and the imminent threat from North Korea, Japan’s Defense Ministry is requesting an 8.3 percent Japanese Military Budget increase in 2020, the greatest increase in more than two decades and the largest in more than two decades.

The Japanese Defence Ministry was informed about the draught budget on Wednesday afternoon, which calls for a total of $51.9 billion. The ministry stated that the budget would assist the country’s military in strengthening its ability to respond to new threats, such as cyber, space, and electromagnetic warfare, as well as traditional threats.

There are $690 million in new defense spending recommended by the Defense Ministry, which includes the budget to expand the Japan Self-Defense Forces’ space unit and Space Situational Awareness surveillance system and $340 million to expand the Japan Self-Defense Forces’ cyberspace defense unit and electromagnetic warfare capabilities.

The budget must yet be approved by the Japanese parliament, which is expected to happen later this year. If the proposal is adopted, it will mark the ninth consecutive year that Japan’s military spending has increased.

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European Union Against the UK for Breaching Brexit Deal

The European Union has filed a lawsuit against the United Kingdom (UK) after the country refused to revoke legislation that would have violated the Brexit agreement that both sides agreed on last year and violated international law.

Since Boris Johnson’s administration revealed its plans to put legislation in place to override a specific portion of the Withdrawal Agreement known as the Northern Ireland Protocol, there has been a flurry of controversy surrounding the move.

At a press conference in Brussels, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stated that the EU has requested the United Kingdom to “remove the problematic aspects of their proposed internal market bill by the end of September.”

It is “by its very nature” a breach of the requirement of good faith set forth in the Withdrawal Agreement, she added, and “it will be incomplete contravention” of the Northern Ireland Protocol, she said in a statement.

The protocol was agreed upon in order to remove the need for border checks between the EU and the United Kingdom on the island of Ireland, which is the only land border shared by the two countries.

Both Ireland and Northern Ireland are concerned that border inspections will result in a hard border and the resumption of sectarian violence, which they had hoped was a thing of the past.

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“Azerbaijan Is Targeting Civilians With Banned Weapons” – Armenia / Artsakh

“Today, at approximately 12:00 p.m., units of the Defence Army attacked and destroyed three enemy aircraft and two main battle tanks on the southern flank, according to reports.

In addition to civilian communities, the enemy (Azerbaijan) continues to use banned weapons against civilian populations, including the capital city of Stepanakert “Shushan Stepanyan, a representative of the Armenian Ministry of Defence, made the announcement.

“Azerbaijan will be subjected to terrible, terrible repercussions.”

During an interview with the “Zinuzh Media,” Armenian Defence Minister Davit Tonoyan denies that Armenia has launched missiles into Azerbaijani villages, despite claims to the contrary made by the Azerbaijani government earlier this month.

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