Nagorno Karabakh | New escalation in the disputed zone
Defence Redefined
Published on 04/08/2022 at 08:45

Two Azeri and Armenian soldiers were killed on Wednesday in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region still volatile after the end of the war in late 2020, officials from both sides said.

Yesterday morning, heavy fire targeted Azeri army positions in Lachin, a buffer zone between the Armenian border and Nagorno-Karabakh, said Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry. A member of the Azeri Armed Forces was killed by fire from “illegal Armenian military formations”, the Ministry added.

Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian separatists, for their part, reported the death of one of their soldiers in an attack carried out by an Azerbaijani drone in the afternoon, while five Armenian separatist fighters were also wounded, said the Artsakh Army.

After a war that killed more than 30,000 people in the early 1990s, Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed again in the fall of 2020 over control of Nagorno-Karabakh.

As APA MPA reports, more than 6,500 people were killed in this new war that Armenia lost. As part of a Moscow-brokered ceasefire agreement that deployed peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, Yerevan ceded a significant amount of territory.

The two sides recently agreed to work on a peace plan following a Russian-brokered ceasefire deal, but Baku and Yerevan frequently accuse each other of ceasefire violations along the border.

Despite a tentative diplomatic détente between Armenia and Azerbaijan, armed incidents often occur in the region or along the official border between the two countries, Euronews reports.

Also read: Armenia – Azerbaijan | Meeting of the two leaders in Brussels and talks on Nagorno-Karabakh




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