Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire

(VOVWORLD) - Azerbaijan and Armenia on Saturday accused each other of swiftly violating the terms of a ceasefire agreement in Nagorno–Karabakh .

The ceasefire agreement, clinched after marathon talks in Moscow advocated by President Vladimir Putin, was meant to halt fighting to allow ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azeri forces to swap prisoners and war dead. It was unclear about how long the ceasefire will last.

The Armenian defence ministry accused Azerbaijan of shelling a settlement inside Armenia, while ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh alleged that Azeri forces had launched a new offensive five minutes after the truce took hold. Azerbaijan said enemy forces in the disputed region were shelling Azeri territory. Both sides have consistently denied each others’ assertions about military activity.

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