Baku and Yerevan accuse the other of violating the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, Radio Svoboda reported.

The two camps stated that there were attacks on Friday but no casualties were reported.

According to a statement issued by Azerbaijani authorities on Saturday, the Armenian-backed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh violated the ceasefire 120 times on Friday night. At the same time, Armenia accused the Azerbaijani armed forces of carrying out mortar attacks on their positions.  

The Ministry of Defense of Armenia stated that Azerbaijan shelled the border area 16 and noted that the intensity of the attacks is waning.

On April 5th, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed on a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. However, on the following day, the parties to the conflict accused each other of breaching the agreement.

Earlier, the parties agreed to ensure “peace and quiet” on April 8th from 15:00 to 20:00 so that both sides could recover the bodies of fallen soldiers.

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated sharply during the night of April 2nd when military operations involving artillery, tanks and aircraft began. Two days after the fighting started, the UN reported that over 30 were killed and more than 200 were injured as a result of the conflict.

The de facto independent and unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was established on the basis of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic and has been controlled by ethnic Armenians since a war over the disputed territory ended in 1994.

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