Armenian soldiers take their position on the front line in Tavush region, Armenia, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Skirmishes on the volatile Armenia-Azerbaijan border escalated Tuesday, marking the most serious outbreak of hostilities between the neighbors since the fighting in 2016. (Armenian Defense Ministry Press Service/PanPhoto via AP)

Amid the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh Armenia’s authorities are considering plans of establishing military and political alliance with the unrecognized republic, leader of the ruling parliamentary faction “My Step Alliance” Lilit Makunts wrote on her Facebook page.

“In the current situation our potential actions are being actively discussed, including concluding military and political alliance with Artsakh (unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic),” Makunts wrote.

Earlier, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that Yerevan was also considering plans of recognizing Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence.

On September 27, Baku announced that the Azerbaijani army’s positions had come under intensive shelling carried out by Armenia. In its turn, Yerevan claimed that Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces had launched an offensive in the direction of Nagorno-Karabakh, shelling the populated localities of the unrecognized republic, including the capital Stepanakert. Both parties reported casualties, including among the civilians. The Armenian authorities declared martial law and announced a mobilization. Azerbaijan also imposed martial law across its entire territory.