Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of violating ceasefire

Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of violating ceasefire

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence has announced on Thursday morning that Armenian forces launched ballistic missiles towards the Gabalin region in the north of the country.

The Azerbaijanis issued a statement saying: “On October 22, at 9 am, the Armenian forces launched ballistic missiles from their lands towards the Gebala and Kordamir region in the north of the country.”

However, Armenian Ministry of Defence Shushan Stepanyan, denied that any launch ballistic missiles at Azerbaijan took place.

Baku and Yerevan recently agreed to a humanitarian truce, starting at midnight local time. Azerbaijan has not commented on several accusations of violating the armistice so far.

It is reported that since the situation in Karabakh began to worsen, Russia has sponsored a number of telephone conversations and meetings with representatives of the two parties, and also organised a meeting of the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Moscow, which resulted in an agreement on a truce.

Moscow announced at the dawn of October 10, that Azerbaijan and Armenia, after talks that lasted 10 hours, reached an agreement providing for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh as well as an exchange of prisoners and bodies of the dead, but the truce has been fragile since it took effect on Saturday.

Both sides have exchanged accusations of flagrant violations of the truce.

On September 27, military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan renewed, in the most violent round of the 30-year-old conflict, with the two sides accusing each other of fueling the conflict.

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