A military conflict on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia: there are dead

Both sides of the conflict are radically different version of events

On the Azerbaijani-Armenian border on July 12 in the afternoon, fighting broke out and artillery shelling. The ministries of defence of both countries voiced different version of events.

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Thus, Azerbaijan has accused the Armenian military in the shelling in breach of cease-fire.

Units of the Armenian armed forces committed provocation on the Tovuz direction. Beginning at noon on 12 July, units of the armed forces of Armenia, grossly violating the ceasefire regime on the plot of Tovuz district, the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, attacked our positions from artillery. There are losses on both sides. Currently there are fights in this area. Our units control the operating environment. The public will be additionally informed, “–said in the message of the Ministry of defense of Azerbaijan, posted on the website of the military Department.

In turn, the Armenian defense Ministry claims that its soldiers opened fire when a group of Azerbaijani soldiers tried to cross the state border under the cover of artillery.

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Today at 12:30 the soldiers of the Azerbaijani armed forces for no apparent reason tried to cross the state border of the RA in the direction of Tavush on the UAZ. After a warning, followed by the Armenian side, the enemy soldiers returned to their positions, leaving the car. At 13:45 servicemen of the Azerbaijani armed forces repeated the attempt to capture our stronghold, under cover of artillery fire, but were driven back by return fire from their positions after suffering losses in manpower․ From the Armenian side there are no losses“, – stated in the message account @ArmeniaMODTeam on Twitter.

As you know, between Armenia and Azerbaijan was a war on ethnic grounds for control over Nagorno-Karabakh between 1988 and 1994. However, clashes between the two countries at their common border did not stop after the signing of the peace Treaty. The latest round of escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh ended last year, leaving the victim both with one and with the other hand.