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12 people killed in border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Seven soldiers and one civilian died at the side of Azerbaijan and four military died at the side of Armenia
21:10, 16 July 2020

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On Tuesday, on the third day of the border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia, 12 people were killed as Reuters reported.

Seven soldiers and one civilian died at the side of Azerbaijan and four military died at the side of Armenia.

Deputy Defense Minister of Azerbaijan Kerem Veliyev specified that Major General and Colonel were among the seven Azerbaijani military. The Defense Ministry of Armenia stated that Major and Captain were killed in action.

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Russia urged both sides to stop the ceasefire and to show restraint; official representative of Kremlin Dmitry Peskov stated about the readiness of Moscow to mediate between the sides of the conflict.

NATO also urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to assume all necessary measures to prevent the further escalation.

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President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that his country stands against any attack on Azerbaijan. Turkey has strong historical and cultural ties and partakes in joint energy projects.

On July 13, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry urged the sides to pay maximum effort to bring the situation back to normal and seek ways to solve the conflict in a peaceful manner. "The Ukrainian side upholds political solution of the situation, based on keeping the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Azerbaijani Republic within its internationally recognized borders", reads the message.

 

 

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