Baku – AFP
Armenia and Azerbaijan announced on Tuesday that armed clashes had broken out between their armies on the border between the two countries, resulting in the death of one person on the Azerbaijani side and two on the Armenian side.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have repeatedly declared bloody armed clashes since the signing of a ceasefire agreement in November 2020, which ended a six-week war aimed at controlling the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced that “one soldier was killed after being provoked by Armenian armed forces on the border.” And indicated that the incident took place in the Kalbadjar border area.
Armenia has confirmed the deaths of two of its soldiers and condemned what it described as “provocative actions” by the Azerbaijani army.
Yerevan had earlier said that artillery shelling and drone strikes from Azerbaijan had hit its border posts.
The Kalbadzar region was one of several that Armenia handed over to Azerbaijan as part of a ceasefire agreement reached in Moscow-Dalsthal. Earlier this week, Armenian-backed separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh accused Azerbaijani forces of firing on a village in Nagorno-Karabakh. The car parked near the school was damaged.
The war between the two countries killed 6,500 people in 2020, and ended in a humiliating defeat for Armenia, which had lost much of its territory.