Azerbaijan violates ceasefire and suffers losses

Azerbaijan violates ceasefire and suffers losses

PanARMENIAN.Net - On May 8-14, cases of ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan again increased at the line of contact between the NKR and Azerbaijani armed forces.

The Azerbaijani armed forces violated ceasefire for 450 times over the week, firing 1,700 shots at the NKR positions, the press service of the NKR Defense Army reported.

The most intense fire was reported on May 11 and 12, as a result of which a civilian of Artsakh was killed. A tractor driver from Kyuratagh village of Hadrut region of Artsakh, Araik Balasanyan, was wounded in the head by an Azeri sniper in the southeast direction of the frontline on May 11. Balasanyan died on the way to hospital.

The fire was stopped due to retaliatory measures taken by the Karabakh armed forces. According to intelligence data, the enemy suffered losses.

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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