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More ceasefire violations by Azeri forces reported

More ceasefire violations by Azeri forces reported

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Azerbaijani armed forces kept violating the ceasefire, firing over 600 shots upon Armenian positions overnight and on Tuesday, Aug 5 morning.

According to the press office of the Armenian Defense Ministry, the total number of ceasefire violations during Aug 4 and 5 reached 45 with over 6500 shots fired from various caliber weapons.

Meanwhile, the Artsakh Defense Ministry reported 859 violations of the ceasefire, of which 830 were fixed along the Karabakh contact line. “11 495 shots were fired upon the Armenian positions. The Armenian side replied 29 times, of which 12 along the Karabakh contact line, firing 3616 shots.

Junior sergeant Aram Grigoryan, 43, was killed by sniper fire at one of the outposts located in the northern direction of Karabakh border.

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing launched by the Azeri authorities in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Armenia and Azerbaijan are holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group up till now.

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Karabakh Defense Army troops continue controlling the situation along the entire line of contact and protecting their positions.
Azerbaijani troops, in particular, used various caliber firearms to fire over 240 shots towards the Armenian positions.
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