More attacks reported in Nagorno-Karabakh

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh intensified overnight on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Both sides of the conflict, Azerbaijan and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), backed by Armenia, accuse each other of violating the ceasefire, claiming that they were forced to return fire.

The Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan stated that the Armenian Armed Units attacked Azerbaijani settlements with the use of “Grad” rockets.

In turn, according to the Ministry, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces inflicted "adequate strikes on the military facilities of the enemy" and assigned all responsibility for what happened to Armenia’s military-political regime.

The opposite version

The Press Service of the Defense Ministry of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic said that at night the Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated the ceasefire more than 80 times by firing at settlements. Two soldiers of the "NKR" were killed during the shelling. "With the aim of suppressing the aggressive actions of the enemy, the Karabakh Army took preventive actions inflicting surgical strikes on the advanced positions and firing points of the enemy, as well as inflicting considerable losses in manpower and technology", the Defense Ministry informed, as reported by Interfax.

The Armenian Defense Ministry also said that the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire 15 times on the border with the republic on the night of Tuesday, April 26th, 2016.

The situation in the Karabakh conflict zone sharply escalated on the night of April 2, 2016. The fighting began with the use of military aircraft and artillery. The parties accused each other of violating the ceasefire on the contact line. On April 5, 2016, the agreement on the ceasefire in the Karabakh conflict zone was announced in Baku and in Stepanakerti (the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic). Since then, the parties have accused each other of violating the truce daily.

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