Azerbaijan blames Armenia over violation of ceasefire

Tensions rise as one Azerbaijan army captain shot dead by Armenian fire.

Azerbaijan blames Armenia over violation of ceasefire

World Bulletin / News Desk

Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of violating a ceasefire between the two countries by opening fire at the Azerbaijani border 201 times, leading to escalated tensions along the border.

Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defence realeased a statement accusing Armenia of firing at various Azerbaijani posts on Saturday - which their own forces responded to by firing back.

The alleged violations of the ceasefire have taken place since an Azerbaijani army captain was shot dead by Armenian fire on Thursday.

"Armenian armed forces must withdraw from Azerbaijan's occupied territories for settlement of the conflict." said the statement. "This is the shortest and the most effective way to resolve this conflict."

The statement also claimed that a civillian has been injured and homes and a school shelled.

The ceasefire was agreed at the end of a three-year war between 1991 and 1994 over the sovereignty of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Last Mod: 26 Ocak 2014, 11:14
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