The capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Stepanakert, was partially left without electricity due to the shelling of the substation. Reported by RIA Novosti.
Air-raid sirens worked in the city before the blackout. Thick smoke is now visible in the area of the electrical substation.
October 6 Turkish military caught in the use of long-range multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) T-300 Kasirga (“Hurricane”) during shelling of Stepanakert. The fact that Stepanakert was attacked by “Hurricanes” is evidenced by the elements of MLRS data found on the streets of the city.
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), over which Baku and Yerevan have been waging a territorial dispute for 30 years, escalated on September 27. Azerbaijan reported that Armenian forces fired at its positions and settlements on the contact line and announced a counteroffensive. Armenia, in turn, blamed the Azerbaijani military for the attack on Artsakh.
In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, the majority of whose population were Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, a war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and NKR, with the mediation of Russia, signed a truce protocol. However, hostilities periodically resume.