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Relative calm at contact line: 150 Azeri ceasefire violations June 14-20

Relative calm at contact line: 150 Azeri ceasefire violations June 14-20

PanARMENIAN.Net - Over 150 instances of ceasefire violation by Azerbaijani troops were reported at the line of contact with the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) armed forces from June 14-20.

Azerbaijan fired over 1300 shots from various caliber weapons towards the Artsakh positions.

According to the Artsakh Defense Ministry press service, Karabakh frontline units continue controlling the situation at the 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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