Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse every different of violating new ceasefire agreement

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused every different on Sunday of violating a brand new humanitarian ceasefire in combating over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, hours after it turned into agreed.

The truce agreed on Saturday got here into force at midnight (2000 GMT) after every week-antique Russian-brokered ceasefire did not halt the worst preventing withinside the South Caucasus for the reason that 1990s.

The Armenian defence ministry stated the Azeri navy had fired two times in the course of the night time and used artillery.

The Azeri defence ministry stated: “The enemy fired on the location of the Jabrail city, in addition to the villages of this region … the usage of mortars and artillery”. It introduced that the Azeri navy “took good enough retaliatory measures”.

Officials in Nagorno-Karabakh stated Azeri forces had released an assault at the enclave’s navy positions and there have been casualties and wounded on each facets.

Nagorno-Karabakh is a mountain territory this is the world over known as a part of Azerbaijan however populated and ruled with the aid of using ethnic Armenians.

The ceasefire in advance this month turned into aimed toward letting the perimeters switch detainees and our bodies of these killed withinside the clashes, however it had little effect at the preventing across the enclave.

The new truce turned into introduced on Saturday after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talked to his Armenian and Azeri opposite numbers with the aid of using phone and known as on facets to have a look at the truce that he mediated every week ago.

Russia, France and america belong to the Minsk Group, which has tried to assist clear up the warfare below the umbrella of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Baku stated on Saturday that 60 Azeri civilians have been killed and 270 wounded for the reason that preventing flared on Sept. 27. It has now no longer disclosed its army casualties.

Nagorno-Karabakh says 633 of its army soldiers were killed, and 36 civilians.

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