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Armenian soldier wounded in contact line skirmish

Armenian soldier wounded in contact line skirmish

PanARMENIAN.Net - Nagorno Karabakh defense army soldier was wounded in a skirmish that took place at the line of contact between the NKR and Azerbaijani armed forces, which were reported to suffer human losses.

Viktor Abrahamov, 19, received a bullet wound. His health state is rated as grave.

The Azerbaijani armed forces continued violating the ceasefire overnight, firing from various caliber weapons at the Armenian positions along the border.

According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, 56 ceasefire violations were registered on August 5-6, with 7175 shots fired in the direction of Armenian positions. The Armenian side replied 28 times, firing 5025 shots.

From Aug 6 to Aug 7 morning, 39 ceasefire violations by the Azeri armed forces were fixed, with 546 shots fired. The Armenian side replied 8 times, firing 232 shots.

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.
“The Co-chairs are in frequent touch with the Ministers and often hold meetings with them,” James Warlick said.
“We are ready to make concessions that aren’t viewed as opportune moments by Baku for attacking Karabakh,” Bako Sahakyan said.
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