May 24, 2022

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Russia accuses Azerbaijan of violating Nagorne-Karabakh ceasefire agreement

Russia on Saturday accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire agreement signed with Armenia after the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. “Between March 24 and 25, Azerbaijan’s armed forces violated a tripartite agreement between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia and entered territory under the responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping force in Nagorno-Karabakh.“, The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

According to the ministry, the Azerbaijani forces set up a surveillance post “Four attacks by Bayraktar type dronesOn the Karabakh forces near the Farouk area. “Russian command of peacekeeping force is taking action to resolve the situation … Appeal for withdrawal of troops sent to Azerbaijan“, He added.

The agreement, signed on November 9, 2020 by Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Armenia, Nicole Pashinian and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, marked the end of a six-week violent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the pro-Armenian territory of Nagorni-Karabakh. Declared independence. By then the Azerbaijani forces had made huge regional gains.

The Russian announcement comes as its military is engaged in a major offensive in Ukraine.

On Friday, Karabakh officials said two soldiers had been killed by Azerbaijani forces.

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