(All times are now in Eastern)
November 9, 2020 | 12:00 PM – Azerbaijan shoots down Russian helicopter from Nakhichevan.
November 9, 2020 | 10:50 am – “Shushi was and will be Armenian. It’s time to advance.” – Masis Mayilian, Artsakh Foreign Minister
November 9, 2020 | 10:15 am – “Military operations continue along the entire front of the Republic. The Defense Army and the volunteers are firmly on the Native land, and we will fight to the end…Our united struggle can change the situation, we can throw the enemy out of our Artsakh, because the outcome of the war determines the strong will of the people. The Armenian people can still show that will and determination. Each of us must stand firm in our positions, and a positive outcome will be guaranteed. I believe.” – Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan
November 9, 2020 | 10:20 am – “The battle in Shushi continues,” – Nikol Pashinyan
November 9, 2020 | 5:50 am – Armenian Army holds back Azerbaijani forces attacking the village of Karmir Shuka. Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan said three Azerbaijani drones were destroyed.
November 8, 2020 | 10:00 pm – Russian journalist Semyon Pegov’s honest reporting on Shushi right from the battleground – There are battles on the outskirts. Tough battles. Combat involves both sides. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces are attacking and trying to break through. The soldiers of the Defense Army repulse these attacks in a minute (without exaggeration) mode. Everything is under control.
Did the Azeri military enter the city? Of course they did. To the outskirts. Then they left.
Have they tried to enter again? They tried. They are still trying.
Did they take control of the city and hang a flag over the mosque or / fortress? Definitely not. All these photos / videos were fakes, which the Azerbaijani telegram channels themselves recognized. But Aliyev believes them, publicizes them and there are celebrations in Baku, The Turkish foreign and defense ministers have rushed to Baku today to join in the celebrations.
Of course, the battle for Shushi is the main event of this war. Aliyev spares no effort, soldiers, jihadis and special forces and throws them into the meat grinder of the Artsakh Defense Army artillery. For this, he exposed the Martuni front (the Azerbaijani Armed Forces are retreating there) and Nakhichevan – having transferred the elite special forces from there to the assault on Shushi. The status of these special forces at the moment is doubtful. I would say hopeless.
Aliyev has totally lost his mind over Shushi. Stepanakert understands this and they are not going to give up. The fate of this war will be decided soon. In the next couple of days or so.
“SAD HUMAN BEING” – Aliyev orders troops to take selfies with Azeri flags erected on supposed Artsakh buildings/monuments in desperate attempts to satisfy his people on Azerbaijan’s Flag Day being held tomorrow November 9.
(Times below are in Artsakh local time)
November 8, 2020 | 22:50 – Artsakh’s Information Verification Center says the video of the “capture” of the Shushi Fortress is fake. It was taped somewhere else․
November 8, 2020 |22:30 – Rep. of Ministry of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan says fighting is still ongoing but Armenian troops have held back all Azerbaijani forces. Overall, the situation can be considered positive.
November 8, 2020 | 22:28 – “Nowhere in the world were so many Bayraktars destroyed” as they have been in Artsakh. Virtually no Bayraktar drones are left on the Azerbaijani side – reaffirms Rep. of Ministry of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan.
November 8, 2020 |22:00 – Azerbaijan falsely claims victory of Shushi. Celebrations are held in Baku. “The joy of our Azerbaijani brothers who liberated their occupied cities and Karabakh step by step is also our joy,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally in the northwestern city of Kocaeli.