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220 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan registered over past week

220 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan registered over past week

PanARMENIAN.Net - More than 220 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani forces were registered on the contact line with Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) over the week of August 13 and 19, Artsakh's Defense Army said in a statement.

Azeri troops, in particular, fired some 3300 shots towards the Armenian positions.

The Karabakh frontline units refrained from retaliating to continue controlling the situation on the contact line and protecting their positions.

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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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