Armenia’s protection ministry on Friday accused Azerbaijan’s armed forces of opening fireplace on Armenian positions, in violation of a ceasefire settlement, the ministry mentioned in a submit on social media.
“On September 23, at 0740 (0340 GMT), models of the Azerbaijani armed forces once more violated the ceasefire regime by firing from completely different positions towards Armenian fight positions positioned within the japanese space of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border,” the ministry mentioned in a submit on Fb on Friday.
Armenia mentioned it had opened retaliatory fireplace and reported no losses amongst its service personnel.
There was no quick remark from Azerbaijan on the claims. Earlier this week Baku accused Armenia of staging “provocations” alongside the shared border by firing mortars and grenades at its forces.
Preventing between the 2 sides erupted earlier this month in clashes that left nearly 200 lifeless troopers – the bloodiest confrontation since a six-week battle between the 2 ex-Soviet nations in 2020.
The combating is linked to decades-old hostilities over management of the Nagorno-Karabakh area, internationally acknowledged as a part of Azerbaijan however till 2020 largely managed by the bulk ethnic Armenian inhabitants.
Armenia mentioned Azerbaijan attacked its territory and seized settlements inside its borders, past the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area. Azerbaijan mentioned it as responding to “provocations” from the Armenian aspect.
Russia is a army ally of Armenia although additionally tries to take care of pleasant relations with Azerbaijan and has resisted Yerevan’s calls to set off a mutual self-defence clause. Baku is backed militarily, financially and politically by Turkey.