Armenia has referred to as on the worldwide group to assist cease Azerbaijan’s “aggressive actions” after a flare-up in violence wherein the 2 sides accused one another of violating a cease-fire within the breakaway area of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenia “calls on the worldwide group to take measures to cease the aggressive actions and angle of Azerbaijan and to activate the mandatory mechanisms to take action,” the Overseas Ministry mentioned in a press release on August 3.
The Russian Protection Ministry additionally issued a press release in response to the contemporary violence within the area, whereas the Azerbaijani Overseas Ministry demanded the disarmament of what it referred to as “unlawful Armenian formations” round Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Russian Protection Ministry assertion, which was quoted by Interfax, mentioned that Azerbaijan violated the cease-fire and its peacekeeping contingent “is taking measures to stabilize the state of affairs along with representatives of the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides.”
The Azerbaijani Overseas Ministry mentioned Overseas Minister Jeyhun Bayramov had a phone name with Toivo Klaar, the particular consultant of the European Union for the South Caucasus.
“It was emphasised that the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan applied satisfactory response measures to navy provocations of their sovereign territories,” the ministry mentioned.
In response to the assertion, Bayramov mentioned that the provocations of the Armenian facet undermine mediation efforts.
Either side claimed casualties after the hostilities broke out.
Azerbaijan’s Protection Ministry mentioned in a press release on August 3 that Armenian troops opened hearth on Azerbaijani Military positions within the district of Lacin, which has been beneath the management of Russian peacekeepers since November 2020, killing an Azerbaijani conscript Anar Kazimov.
De facto ethnic Armenian navy authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh, in flip, accused Azerbaijan of a serious cease-fire violation with the usage of grenade launchers and drones, claiming that two ethnic-Armenian troopers have been killed, and 14 others wounded in separate assaults.
The breakaway area’s separatist chief, Arayik Haratiunian, signed a decree on partial mobilization.
Russia accused Azerbaijan of breaking the cease-fire.
The developments prompted EU international coverage chief Josep Borrell to name for a right away cessation of hostilities, his spokesman mentioned.
Nagorno-Karabakh’s Protection Military mentioned afterward August 3 that the state of affairs was “comparatively secure” as of 6 p.m. native time after working with Russian peacekeepers, who’ve been stationed within the area for the reason that 2020 cease-fire following a lethal six-week struggle between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the area.
The Azerbaijani Protection Ministry mentioned the area’s ethnic Armenian forces had tried to grab a hill on a mountain vary overlooking Lacin and Kalbacar to ascertain a brand new place.
It mentioned Azerbaijani forces carried out a “revenge” operation and took again the positions together with others, destroying Armenian armed components within the course of.
It additionally issued movies displaying what look like navy automobiles catching hearth after being hit by air strikes.
Armenia misplaced management over components of the breakaway area and 7 adjoining districts as a part of the Russian-brokered cease-fire. An estimated 2,000 Russian troops have been deployed to observe the state of affairs.
Nagorno-Karabakh, which had been beneath ethnic Armenian management for almost three many years, is internationally acknowledged as a part of Azerbaijan.