October 3, 2022

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New Deadly Clashes on Armenia-Azerbaijan Border

This is a far-flung battle. On Tuesday (September 13), Armenia and Azerbaijan reported large-scale border clashes that killed dozens of Azerbaijani troops. Since the end of the 2020 war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, there have been frequent incidents of gunfire along the border between the two rival nations.

“At 00:05 (local time) on Tuesday, Azerbaijan launched heavy shelling with artillery and heavy artillery against Armenian military positions in the direction of the cities of Goriz, Chodak and Jermuk”, the Armenian Defense Ministry said. Azerbaijan also used drones, he said in a statement. At least 49 Armenian soldiers were killed.

For its part, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense blamed Armenia“Massive Acts of Subversion” Adding positions of his army near the bordering districts of Dashkesan, Kelbazar and Lachin “Subject to fire, especially from trench mortars”. He also agreed “Casualties Among Soldiers”Without giving numbers.

The America that told itself “very concerned”, requested an immediate end to the protest. The two neighbors fought two wars — in the 1990s and in 2020 — over Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-populated region in Azerbaijan.

A short time later, Russia announced that it had negotiated a cease-fire effective Tuesday morning, according to Moscow, to end the clashes. “We hope that the agreement reached following Russia’s mediation in the cease-fire from 9 am Moscow time (to 8 am Paris time) will be fully respected.”Russian diplomacy said in a statement.

Moscow tells itself “Extremely concerned by the significant deterioration of the situation”. “We call on the parties to avoid any escalation and exercise restraint”The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized in a statement.

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