Armenia Says Six Fighters Injured In Karabakh Truce Violation

Armenia stated Sunday that 6 separatist contenders in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabkh area were hurt in clashes with Azerbaijan troops, evaluating a Russian-brokered peace deal that ended weeks of battling.

The defence ministry in Yerevan reported a number of hours of clashes on Saturday, including with heavy weapons, in the Hardut region of the contested province, after Azerbaijan bolstered its military existence in the location.

” The Armenian side has six wounded,” the ministry stated, explaining the event as an Azerbaijani “provocation”.

It added that the new battling was gone over throughout a conference in Moscow between Russian and Armenian defence ministers, while the foreign ministry stated clashes continued into Sunday.

Azerbaijan on Saturday firmly insisted that “adequate countermeasures” had actually been taken versus “justifications” from the Armenian side.

6 weeks of battling that emerged in September between separatists backed by Armenia and Azerbaijan over the mountainous region ended in early November with a Moscow brokered peace offer that saw the Armenians deliver swathes of territory.

6 weeks of battling between separatists backed by Armenia and Azerbaijan left more than 5,000 dead AFP/ Karen MINASYAN

Russia has actually deployed almost 2,000 peacekeeping troops to Nagorno-Karabakh as part of the deal and the Russian defence ministry Saturday reported the truce had been broken.

It was Russia’s very first report of an infraction because the peace deal was introduced on November 10.

The French and American heads of the Minsk Group, which led talks on the conflict for years but failed to attain an enduring contract, consulted with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on Saturday.

The envoys, Stephane Visconti and Andrew Schofer, were expected in Yerevan on Sunday.

On a see to Baku this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed what he called his close ally’s “marvelous triumph” in the dispute.

The Turkish leader, who participated in celebrations marking Azerbaijan’s success, has actually overtly supported Baku, assisting to train and equip its military.

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