Armenian and Azerbaijani forces accused each other of attacking their territories on Tuesday. After decades of divided conflict broke out again, fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh separatist region continued for the third consecutive day.
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan stated on Tuesday that Armenian troops shelled the Dashkesan area of Azerbaijan, while Armenian officials stated that Azerbaijani troops opened fire on a military unit in the town of Vardennis west of Nagorno-Karabakh and burned a vehicle. The bus killed a civilian.
In a statement, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs “completely” denied reports of bombing of the Dashkesan area and said that Azerbaijan is laying the foundation for these reports to “expand the geographic scope of hostilities, including the aggression against the Republic of Armenia.”
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After two days of fighting, dozens of people were killed and dozens injured. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry reported that 84 soldiers have been killed so far. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said on Tuesday that 10 civilians were killed and dozens of others were injured. He did not provide any details of the country’s military losses.
Fierce fighting broke out in the area on Sunday, which is located in Azerbaijan, but since the end of the separatist war, it has been controlled by the Armenian national forces supported by the Armenian government since 1994.
Nagorno-Karabakh-an area in the Caucasus Mountains, about 4,400 square kilometers (1,700 square miles), or the size of the US state of Delaware-50 kilometers (30 miles) from the border of Armenia ). Armenian-backed soldiers also occupied some Azerbaijani territories outside the region.
The fighting prompted calls for an end to hostilities around the world.
Azerbaijan, Armenia defeated the disaster area due to the destruction of tanks, helicopters stopped
German Chancellor Merkel said on Tuesday that he has urged an immediate ceasefire and talked with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan by phone.
Merkel spokesperson Stefan Seibert said in a statement that Merkel emphasized the urgency of “an immediate ceasefire and return to the negotiating table.”
She told the two leaders that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe provided an appropriate forum for dialogue, and Sebet said that the two countries’ neighbors “should contribute to a peaceful settlement”.
Turkey supported Azerbaijan in the conflict, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Armenia to immediately withdraw from the separatist region.
“The solution to the problem is simple, there is only one solution: Armenia must withdraw from its occupied territories. If this does not happen, then the problem cannot be solved.”
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The minister said that the international community must defend the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, just like the integrity of Ukraine and Georgia.
Cavusoglu said: “They must not treat Azerbaijan and Armenia equally.” “They maintain the occupied Azerbaijan with Armenia. This is a wrong and unjust practice.”