Russia on Wednesday accused Azerbaijan of breaking a ceasefire over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh after three troopers died in clashes with what Baku referred to as “unlawful Armenian armed teams.”
Six weeks of preventing over the area within the autumn of 2020 claimed greater than 6,500 lives and ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire settlement.
The Russian protection ministry issued an announcement saying Azerbaijan’s armed forces violated the ceasefire and that it was “taking measures to stabilize the scenario” with Armenian and Azerbaijani representatives.
Azerbaijan’s protection ministry had earlier stated Karabakh troops killed one in all its troopers in an assault within the Lachin district, blaming Armenia for the “bloody incident.”
The Azerbaijani military later stated it had captured a number of strategic heights within the area in a retaliatory operation in opposition to the “terrorist actions of unlawful Armenian armed teams on the territory of Azerbaijan.”
The military of the breakaway statelet accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire, killing two troopers and wounding one other 14.
Arch enemies Armenia and Azerbaijan fought two wars – in 2020 and within the Nineteen Nineties – over Azerbaijan’s Armenian-populated area of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenia ceded swathes of territory it had managed for many years, and Russia deployed some 2,000 peacekeepers to supervise the delicate truce, however tensions persist regardless of a ceasefire settlement.