On the Armenian-Azerbaijani border renewed fighting: the Parties accuse each other of violating the truce

На армянско-азербайджанской границе возобновились бои: Стороны обвиняют друг друга в нарушении перемирия

On the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed hostilities. This is reported by the media of both countries.

As reports “Armenpress”, the area of the border near the village of Chinari in the early morning of December 29, the Azerbaijani side attempted a subversive penetration. According to the press Secretary of the defense Ministry of Armenia Artsrun Hovannisian, the country’s armed forces joined in battle with the enemy, which were used sniper weapons and grenade launchers. “The Armenian armed forces fully control the situation, preventing the encroachments of the enemy”, – stated in the message.

In turn, the Azerbaijani edition of “AzerTag”, citing defense Ministry writes that “the armed forces of Armenia during the day 39 times violated the ceasefire regime in various directions of the front”.

“From the positions located in Paravakar village of Ijevan region of Armenia, were fired at our positions located in the village of Kohnegala and at the nameless heights in the territory of Gazakh district from the positions located in the villages of Aygepar, mosesgeh Berd district, was fired at our positions located in the villages of Alibeyli, Tovuz district Agbulag. The positions of our Armed forces were also fired from the positions located near the occupied villages gaar, chilaburt Terter district, Javahirli, it Aghdam region, Kuropatkino of Khojavend district, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Horadiz of Fuzuli district and from the positions deployed on the nameless heights in the territory of Goranboy, Terter, Khojavend and Fizuli districts”, – stated in the message.

Recall that Ukraine does not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh and welcomes the same position of Azerbaijan on Crimea.

Nagorno-Karabakh, inhabited mainly by Armenians declared secession from Azerbaijan in 1991, This led to armed conflict, during which Azerbaijan lost control over the territory, killed about 30 thousand people. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalated into a full-scale military clashes in 1991-1994 In Baku said territory, who are engaged in the NKR is occupied.

Now force composed of ethnic Armenians control not only the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, but also the commanding heights around the region. Thus, Azerbaijan has no actual power over approximately one fifth of the territory that belongs to the state legally. The frozen conflict has flashed with new force in April 2016 and the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides have accused each other in the attack with heavy weapons.