120 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani troops registered overnight

120 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani troops registered overnight

PanARMENIAN.Net - Azerbaijani armed forces continuously violated the ceasefire on the contact line with Nagorno Karabakh on the night of October 15-16.

According to the NKR Defense Ministry, 120 ceasefire violations were registered by Azerbaijani armed forces in the reporting period, with over 2600 shots fired from various caliber weapons, including 60- and 82-mm mortars. Ceasefire violations were more intense on the southern part of the contact line with Nagorno Karabakh.

Karabakh defense forces continue controlling the situation, retaliating in case of necessity.

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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