Armenia announces resumption of military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Source : 112 Ukraine

Armenian Defense Ministry records violations by Azerbaijan in the south of disputed Nagorno-Karabakh
20:17, 12 December 2020

Armenians escape from their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh, November 2020
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Armenian Defense Ministry announces the offensive of Azerbaijani troops in the region of Old Tagar and Khtsarberd (south of Karabakh). The press service of the department announced this on Twitter.

"On December 12, the Azerbaijani side resumed violations in the direction of the Old Tagar and Khtsaberd communities of the Artsakh Republic," the message says.

Earlier, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic announced an attempt by the Azerbaijani military to attack one of the military positions.

Armenia and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on the end of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh on the evening of November 9. As a guarantee, about 1,960 Russian peacekeepers with armored vehicles should be brought into the region for at least 5 years. In accordance with the trilateral agreement, the Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan by November 20. Until November 15, Armenia returns the Kelbajar region, and until December 1 - Lachin region.

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On December 10, a military parade was held in Baku in honor of the end of hostilities in the region. In Yerevan, near the Armenian government building, demonstrators held a protest action demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who signed a document on ending the conflict in Karabakh.

The escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh began on September 27, when the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then the motorized rifle and tank subdivisions of the Azerbaijani army went on the offensive in the northern, southern and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.

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