Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating new ceasefire agreement

Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating new ceasefire agreement

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused one another on Sunday of violating a brand new humanitarian ceasefire in combating over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, hours after it was agreed.

The truce agreed on Saturday got here into power at midnight (2000 GMT) after a week-old Russian-brokered ceasefire didn’t halt the worst combating within the South Caucasus because the 1990s.

The Armenian defence ministry mentioned the Azeri military had fired twice throughout the night time and used artillery.

The Azeri defence ministry mentioned: “The enemy fired at the vicinity of the Jabrail city, as well as the villages of this region … using mortars and artillery”. It added that the Azeri military “took adequate retaliatory measures”.

Officials in Nagorno-Karabakh mentioned Azeri forces had launched an assault on the enclave`s navy positions and there have been casualties and wounded on each side.

Nagorno-Karabakh is a mountain territory that’s internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan however populated and ruled by ethnic Armenians.

The ceasefire earlier this month was aimed toward letting the perimeters swap detainees and our bodies of these killed within the clashes, nevertheless it had little affect on the combating across the enclave.

The new truce was introduced on Saturday after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talked to his Armenian and Azeri counterparts by cellphone and referred to as on sides to look at the truce that he mediated every week in the past.

Russia, France and the United States belong to the Minsk Group, which has tried to assist resolve the battle beneath the umbrella of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Baku mentioned on Saturday that 60 Azeri civilians had been killed and 270 wounded because the combating flared on Sept. 27. It has not disclosed its navy casualties.

Nagorno-Karabakh says 633 of its navy personnel have been killed, and 36 civilians.

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