YEREVAN, October 3. / TASS /. The National Security Service of Armenia has banned the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by both organizations and individuals. The United Information Center under the Government of Armenia reported this on Saturday.
"The NSS of Armenia strictly warns that these days it is necessary to completely exclude the use of unmanned aerial vehicles of any type and size," the message says. The secret service urged the population to immediately report cases of the use of drones to law enforcement agencies.
The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27, active clashes are taking place in the disputed territory. Martial law was introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization was announced. Both sides reported killed and wounded, including civilians.
On October 1, the presidents of Russia, the United States and France, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, as heads of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries, adopted a statement on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The leaders of the countries stressed that they condemn in the strongest possible terms the escalation of violence on the line of contact in the conflict zone and called for an immediate end to hostilities.
Baku and Yerevan have disputed the ownership of Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the region announced its secession from the Azerbaijan SSR. During the 1992-1994 armed conflict, Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions.