They're shooting. We couldn't leave the cellar. One of which Armenia has accused Turkey of downing Tuesday. By not placing such a reasonable condition on negotiations, Armenia is in fact encouraging Azerbaijan to continue firing on Armenia and Artsakh, costing the lives of many young Armenians. Watch Post-pandemic world: Is China going to replace U.S. as superpower? Read more: Russian, Armenian leaders talk clashes with Azerbaijan. Ethnic Armenian forces have shelled several major cities on the government-controlled side of the front line as well. More than half of its weapons were imported from Russia over the last five years. Oct 29 Read more: Armenia moving S-300 missile systems to border areas, warns Azerbaijan. A cameraman guides Beglaryan, who is partially blind, to cover in an adjacent ruin. And a further 41 percent of the purchases came from another U.S. ally, Israel, but Russia is in only major supplier of arms to both sides of this war. Only our united effort and smart tactics can protect us to avoid the reoccurrence of the Genocide. So far 370 Azeri soldiers, including Lieutenant-Colonel Mehman Miraziz, have been killed. Similarly, Diaspora Armenians should set aside their petty disputes and join ranks. “Armenia’s new attack against Azerbaijan is an act of aggression and use of force. Significantly, the US State Department announced that “participation in the escalating violence by external parties would be deeply unhelpful and only exacerbate regional tensions.” This was an indirect call to Turkey not to meddle in the Artsakh conflict. STATEMENT concerning the recent attacks by #Armenia against #Azerbaijan along the frontline.#KarabakhisAzerbaijan #StopArmenianAggression #NagornoKarabakh pic.twitter.com/JKOpupS2Dd, — Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh (@AzeCommunityNK) September 29, 2020. He has been decorated by the president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, and the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches. Hundreds of lives … For over a week now, Armenians in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh republic have cowered in shelters, as bombs rain down from the sky. While Pakistan does not recognize the state of Israel and has no diplomatic ties with it. Many of them were killed in battle, and the rest left Azerbaijan seeing the cowardly behavior of Azeri soldiers. Even if one side wins militarily, it is only going to foster hate and a need for revenge. I am certain that the United States and Russia know full well who started the attacks. Please tell our big brother Vladimir Putin to put his fist down to put them in their place. I have been reading your articles for almost 15 years. I urge everyone to take a break from these political disputes and rally around Armenia and Artsakh. There's no gas, no electricity. In fact, just under 3 percent of Azerbaijan's weapons come from Turkey. They have been shooting all day. Pashinyan already had announced in Stepanakert last year that “Artsakh is Armenia, period.” The previous Armenian government had also declared that if Azerbaijan attacks Artsakh, Armenia would then recognize Artsakh’s independence. A group of men show me a piece of a rocket that landed in a residential block. There was no need to make such an announcement. I would like to remind our political leaders in Armenia that they should immediately declare that they will postpone all negotiations until such time that Azerbaijan and Turkey stop firing on Armenia and Artsakh.

War is not the time to play Mr. Nice Guy. Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Calif. I know many Armenian-Americans have been engaged in supporting the different candidates in the upcoming US presidential elections; Facebook is full of their heated comments.