A month after the fighting in the South Caucasus ended, several soldiers were again injured. Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh region are blaming each other.
A month after the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict region in the South Caucasus ended, several soldiers were wounded in a shooting there. Authorities in the area spoke of an attack by Azerbaijan on one of its military posts on Saturday. Three forces of the Karabakh army were injured in the incident on Friday evening.
Azerbaijani media had previously reported a provocation by Karabakh soldiers in the south of the conflict zone. A soldier was injured on the Azerbaijani side.
On Saturday evening (local time), the Armenian Ministry of Defense spoke of a new attack on Azerbaijan near two villages. The Karabakh army is taking “appropriate measures”. Details were not given initially. This is a violation of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace agreement.
The two former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia had negotiated a peace agreement for Nagorno-Karabakh through Russia. The last war between the two countries started on September 27 and lasted until November 9. Azerbaijan recaptured large parts of the area that had been lost in the early 1990s. In all, more than 4,600 people died on both sides – most of them soldiers.
Azerbaijan has ended the state of war
Azerbaijan ended the war on Saturday evening. The country had previously celebrated the “victory” over Armenia with a large military parade. On the other hand, many Armenians accuse their government of capitulating. During protests, protesters repeatedly demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. They call him a “traitor”. According to the police, more than 100 people were arrested at a demonstration on Friday.
Meanwhile, identification of the dead continues. The Armenian Ministry of Health announced that more than 2,900 forensic investigations have been carried out on fallen soldiers. According to this, DNA samples from soldiers are compared with samples from family members. 541 bodies are currently under investigation.