Armenia’s protection ministry on Friday accused Azerbaijan’s armed forces of opening fireplace on Armenian positions, in violation of a ceasefire agreement, the ministry mentioned in a submit on social media.
“On September 23, at 0740 (0340 GMT), models of the Azerbaijani armed forces once more violated the ceasefire regime by firing from completely different positions towards Armenian fight positions situated within the jap space of
the Armenian-Azerbaijani border,” the ministry mentioned in a submit on Facebook on Friday.
Armenia mentioned it had opened retaliatory fireplace and reported no losses amongst its service personnel.
There was no fast remark from Azerbaijan on the claims. Earlier this week Baku accused Armenia of staging “provocations” alongside the shared border by firing mortars and grenades at its forces.
Fighting between the 2 sides erupted earlier this month in clashes that left virtually 200 useless troopers – the bloodiest confrontation since a six-week warfare between the 2 ex-Soviet international locations in 2020.
The preventing is linked to decades-old hostilities over management of the Nagorno-Karabakh area, internationally acknowledged as half of Azerbaijan however till 2020 largely managed by the bulk ethnic Armenian inhabitants.
Armenia mentioned Azerbaijan attacked its territory and seized settlements inside its borders, past the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area. Azerbaijan mentioned it as responding to “provocations” from the Armenian aspect.
Russia is a army ally of Armenia although additionally tries to take care of pleasant relations with Azerbaijan and has resisted Yerevan’s calls to set off a mutual self-defence clause. Baku is backed militarily, financially and politically by Turkey.
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