Russia MoD reports Azerbaijan ceasefire violation in Nagorno-Karabakh
The Russian Ministry of Defense issues a statement saying that the Russian peacekeeping troops reported on Thursday a ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Russian peacekeeping troops reported on Thursday a ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, near the settlement of Maghavuz, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
"In the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping troops one violation of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani side near Maghavuz was reported," the statement said.
The incident resulted in no casualties, according to the ministry, and the Russian command of the peacekeepers is investigating the incident, in cooperation with representatives of the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides.
In the 2020 conflict, which lasted for 6 weeks, over 6,500 troops died from both sides, and it ended with a ceasefire accord sponsored by Russia. Russia sent 2,000 peacekeepers to monitor the truce, but tensions remain despite a ceasefire deal.
Russia sent 2,000 peacekeepers to monitor the truce, but tensions remain despite a ceasefire deal.
With Moscow gaining momentum and further asserting its status in light of the accession of four Ukrainian regions into Russia, the US and the EU have been struggling to take the leading role in mediating the Armenia-Azerbaijan normalization process.