A month after the fighting in the South Caucasus ended, several soldiers were injured again. Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh region accuse each other.
One month after the end of the fighting in the conflict region Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus, several soldiers were injured in a shooting there. The area’s authorities spoke of an attack by Azerbaijan on one of its military posts on Saturday. In the incident on Friday evening, three armed forces of the Karabakh Army were injured.
Azerbaijani media had previously reported a provocation by Karabakh soldiers in the south of the conflict region. A soldier was wounded 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 initially not given. This means a violation of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace agreement.
The two ex-Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia had agreed on a peace agreement for Nagorno-Karabakh through the mediation of Russia. The latest war between the two countries began on September 27 and lasted until November 9. Azerbaijan regained large parts of the area that had been lost in the early 1990s. In total, more than 4,600 people died on both sides – most of them soldiers.
Azerbaijan has lifted the state of war
Azerbaijan lifted the state of war on Saturday night. 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 police, more than 100 people were arrested at a demonstration on Friday.
Meanwhile, the identification of the dead continues. The Armenian Ministry of Health announced that more than 2,900 forensic examinations have been carried out on fallen soldiers. According to this, DNA samples from soldiers are compared with samples from relatives. 541 bodies are currently being examined.