Armenia Urges to Stabilize Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Zone
Army of Nagorno-Karabakh
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YEREVAN/BAKU, August 2 (RIA Novosti) -Armenia’s Defense Ministry on
Saturday called to stabilize situation in the breakaway republic of
Nagorno-Karabakh, which is at the center of the territorial dispute
between Armenia and neighboring Azerbaijan.
On Thursday, the troops of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh republic
said two soldiers were killed on the border, while Azerbaijan’s
Defense Ministry claimed nine Azeri soldiers to be killed.
“In the past days, the situation along the line of contact of Armed
Forces of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan sharply deteriorated,” the
ministry said adding that “every day the number of casualties on both
sides is growing.”
The Armenian Defense Ministry has called on Azerbaijan to intensify
efforts to stabilize the situation along the contact line of
Nagorno-Karabakh with Azerbaijan, where tensions have been running
high over the past few days.
Armenia and Azerbaijan are still technically at war after the conflict
over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the early 1990s left
some 30,000 people dead. Aceasefire was agreed on in 1994, but a
permanent peace deal has still not been signed.