Fresh fears of combating in Nagorno-Karabakh as Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of violating ceasefire with machine gun volley


Just months after a Russian-brokered accord paused hostilities within the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of restarting combating, sparking concern for the delicate ceasefire.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, Baku’s State Border Service stated that “the provocations of the enemy on the frontier with Armenia are continuing.”

Earlier, they alleged, Armenia’s troops “violated the ceasefire by firing 20 machine guns at the border checkpoint.” However, Gevorg Altunyan, the pinnacle of the press service for the Defense Ministry in Yerevan, strongly denied the claims in feedback to RIA Novosti. “This is an absolute lie,” he stated.

On the identical day, Armenian officers introduced they’d launched an attraction to the European Court of Human Rights, insisting that Azerbaijan has violated the rights of the inhabitants of the disputed area.

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“The complaint,” they stated, “raises a number of issues, including protecting the rights of prisoners of war and civilians, the resettled population of [Nagorno-Karabakh], wounded citizens and relatives of the victims, people who have lost property, and representatives of local and international media.”

In November, the 2 sides agreed to a deal mediated by Moscow that noticed an efficient pause to the combating. It entailed a bundle of measures that noticed Russian peacekeepers deployed to forestall additional escalations, in addition to handing over swathes of territory beforehand held by pro-Armenian authorities to Azerbaijan.

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