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29 July 2021, 22:58

Pashinyan urges Russia to intervene in conflict on Azerbaijani border

In connection with the escalation of the border conflict, Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, has called on Russia to place its military strong points on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 28, it became known that with Russia's mediation Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed on ceasefire on the border. But today the parties have accused each other of violating the ceasefire. According to Azerbaijan, at night Armenian soldiers shelled, including from grenade launchers, Azerbaijani positions stationed in the Kelbadjar (the Armenian name is Karvachar) District. In its turn, Armenia accused Azerbaijani militaries of night shooting in the direction of Gegarkunik. A soldier was injured in the shootout, the Armenian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has informed. The USA called on Baku and Yerevan to stop shooting on the border.

Nikol Pashinyan, who is now the acting Armenian Premier, has urged Russia to place its strong points of border guards along the entire border with Azerbaijan, the RIA "Novosti" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 29, 2021 at 11:23 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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