After the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenia declared martial law and total military mobilization.
The conflict took place in the southern Caucasus, and while Azerbaijan forces are accused of shelling the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia was also accused by Azerbaijan authorities of shelling Azerbaijani military and civilian positions.
Citizens of the region where clashes got heated up on Sunday morning were urged to get to safety, while those aged +18 were asked to prepare for defending their country.
Those liable for military service had been called up for duty. “Get ready to defend our sacred homeland,” Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Facebook.
Nagorno-Karabakh is now in a state of war, with several houses destroyed and many people injured. The attacks resulted in military and civilian casualties on both sides.
There have been reports of two civilians, a woman and a child, being killed by Azerbaijani shelling.
These clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia are deemed the worst since 2016. This is the first major outbreak of violence between the two enemies in four years. However, tension has been building up for months, and some say that they saw this coming.