Azeris say two soldiers killed in fighting on Armenian border – media

19:15, 12 July 2020
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The incident was reported on Sunday, July 12 / Photo from ua.depositphotos.com

The incident was reported by the Azeri Defense Ministry in a website statement, according to Bloomberg.

The fighting, which started Sunday afternoon, is still raging, the ministry said, accusing Armenians of breaking the ceasefire the countries signed in 1994.

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Azeri forces attempted to capture an Armenian army position on the border at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday but were forced pull back, Shushan Stepanyan, a spokeswoman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, said in a Facebook post. The Armenians suffered no losses, she said.

The sides accused each other of using artillery during the fighting.

Armenians seized the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts from Azerbaijan in a war that broke out after the breakup of the former Soviet Union in 1991. While major hostilities ended with a Russia-brokered ceasefire, no peace agreement has been signed.

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