Azerbaijan accused Armenia of shelling civilian villages with mortars

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Armenian armed forces fired several 120-mm mortars, Azerbaijani village. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the Ministry of defense of Azerbaijan.

According to the Ministry, the Armenian soldiers fired on the village of Aghdam of Tovuz district.

The Minister of defense of Armenia Shushan Stepanyan, in his turn, issued a denial of this statement. According to her, the Armenian armed forces fired at the engineering infrastructure and technical equipment of the army of Azerbaijan, and not the settlements. Stepanyan said that losses from the Armenian side.

Previously appeared the video, which supposedly depicts one of the battles between the military personnel of Armenia and Azerbaijan. On record shows flashes and heard the shots.

On 12 July, the Azerbaijani defence Ministry said the skirmish at the border with Armenia. According to the Azerbaijani side, the fighting began after Armed forces of Armenia fired the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces from artillery.

Armenia and Azerbaijan are in a state of war since 1992. The cause of the conflict was the proclamation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians their independence from Azerbaijan in 1991. Baku tried to bring the region under their control by force, but failed. Armenia, initially denied its direct participation in the conflict soon involved the regular army.

In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic signed under the mediation of Russia, the Bishkek Protocol on ceasefire. This did not stop the military action, which are periodically renewed. The most serious deterioration has become a four-day war 2016, which killed hundreds of soldiers on both sides.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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