Armenians shoot each other, accuse Azerbaijan - Defense Ministry
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 3
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
After a series of armed incidents between the young servicemen called up from Armenia and the Armenian population living in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia once again tries to shift the blame on Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said April 3.
Without a doubt, the incident that happened last night, belongs to this category, the message said.
The information spread by online media of Armenia that the Azerbaijani armed forces committed a provocation on the frontline and as a result suffered losses, is not true, said the ministry.
The ministry of defense said that the Azerbaijani armed forces fully control the situation on the frontline and are ready to prevent any provocation of the enemy.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by CN