9 ceasefire violations registered on Armenia-Azerbaijan border
April 20, 2016 - 11:19 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - 9 ceasefire violations were registered on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border overnight on April 19-20.
The Azerbaijani side, in particular, used various caliber firearms to open random bursts of fire towards the Armenian positions.
Showing restraint, the Armenian Armed Forces’ frontline units took retaliatory measures only in case of extreme necessity to continue controlling the situation on the border.
18 ceasefire violations were registered on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border overnight on April 18-19.
The Azerbaijani side used various caliber firearms and sniper rifles to open random bursts of fire towards the Armenian positions.
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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