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Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating short-lived ceasefire

Armenian and Azerbaijani officials accused one another of violating a humanitarian ceasefire just hours after agreeing to it. 

The two nations agreed to the truce Saturday and it took effect at midnight, but Azerbaijan said Armenian forces had opened fire on the Aghdam region of the country overnight. Armenia has denied the accusation, Reuters reported.

Armenia, meanwhile, accused Azerbaijan of firing twice overnight and denying a request to withdraw Armenian request to withdraw wounded troops.

“The enemy fired at the vicinity of the Jabrail city [in Azerbaijan], as well as the villages of this region … using mortars and artillery,” Azerbaijani officials said in a statement.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday that he had communicated with his counterparts in both nations and called on them to abide by the terms of the ceasefire. American, Russian and French diplomats have also worked to de-escalate the conflict. All three nations

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Azerbaijan and Armenia allege truce violations, accuse each other in shelling

BAKU/YEREVAN (Reuters) – Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other on Saturday of fresh attacks in violation of a week-old Russian-brokered truce that has failed to halt the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s.

Search and rescue teams work on a blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Baku said 13 civilians were killed and more than 50 wounded in the city of Ganja by an Armenian missile attack, while Yerevan accused Azerbaijan of continued shelling.

The fighting is the worst in the region since Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces went to war in the 1990s over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountain territory that is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but populated and governed by ethnic Armenians.

The Azeri Prosecutor General’s office said a residential

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