Azerbaijani troops intensified their offensive operation in the south-western direction of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. The main task, which the troops of the Republic of Azerbaijan are trying to solve, connected with the overlap of the so-called Lachin corridor. This is a highway, which connects Armenia with the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. She goes through Goris and Lachin (Berdzor) to Stepanakert.
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry distributes footage of a massive artillery strike on the positions of Armenian troops in the conflict zone. The footage shows, what is used as barrel artillery (long-range), and multiple launch rocket systems, including MLRS "Smerch".
Azerbaijani officers talk about "decisive action" in front of cameras:
It is also reported that, what exactly are the objectives of the strikes of Azerbaijani troops in the conflict zone. The press service of the Azerbaijani military department reports, that the Armenian positions were attacked, from which "the shelling of the city of Barda".
The current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is, that the troops of Artsakh (unrecognized NKR) there is no longer any opportunity for a counterattack and for a counteroffensive. The army of the unrecognized republic runs the risk of being in a complete blockade, like the republic itself – without supply and the possibility of regrouping and replenishing the remaining forces.