Talks lead Azerbaijan to withdraw troops from Nagorno-Karabakh
The Russian peacekeeping mission in Karabakh was positioned in the region to prevent further escalation.
The Russian defense ministry said Sunday that Azerbaijan withdrew troops from the Furukh settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh after talks.
"Following the talks, the Azerbaijani side pulled its units from the area near the settlement of Furukh."
Two ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani troops have been reported in Nagorno-Karabakh and four people were wounded, according to a ministry's bulletin on the activities of Russia’s peacekeeping mission in the zone of the conflict.
"Two ceasefire violations by the Azerbaijani armed forces were reported in the Askeran district. Four people (two on both sides) were wounded," it said, adding that the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission stabilized the situation jointly with the representatives of the parties to the conflict.
Two Armenian soldiers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh
Authorities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region reported that Azerbaijani troops killed two Armenian soldiers on Friday, accusing Baku of violating the Russian mediated ceasefire.
On its account, the Armenian Foreign Ministry stated that “Azerbaijani forces entered the village of Baruch, which is under the control of Russian peacekeeping forces," and that "this step constitutes a flagrant violation of the ceasefire agreement."
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense of the Nagorno-Karabakh authorities said that “the enemy forces killed two soldiers after they opened fire with weapons and combat marches,” adding that the “the situation in the region is still tense,” expressing hope that “the Russian peacekeeping forces will be able to find a solution to this issue.”
Armenia has been accused by Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry of "misleading the international community" about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Armenia is spreading misinformation, and the Azerbaijani forces were conducting actions aimed at determining their field locations, “the ministry added.
Azerbaijan launches airstrikes against Karabakh units, violating truce
The Azerbaijani army has entered the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh, launching 4 airstrikes on the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations using a Bayraktar TB2 drone near Furukh, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
"From March 24 to 25, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, violating the provisions of the trilateral statement of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia of November 9, 2020, entered the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh and set up an observation post. Four strikes were carried out with an unmanned aerial vehicle Bayraktar TB2 against Nagorno-Karabakh’s armed formations outside Furukh," the statement says.