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Armenian officers report new clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian officials on Saturday accused Azerbaijan of breaching a peace offer that finished 6 months of intense combating more than Nagorno-Karabakh.



Azerbaijani troops attend the parade in Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. A military parade has been held in the Azerbaijani capital in celebration of a peace deal with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh that saw Azerbaijan reclaim much of the separatist region along with surrounding areas. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)


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Azerbaijani troops attend the parade in Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. A army parade has been held in the Azerbaijani capital in celebration of a peace deal with Armenia about Nagorno-Karabakh that observed Azerbaijan reclaim a lot of the separatist area along with encompassing locations. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)

Separatist officers in Nagorno-Karabakh said the Azerbaijani military released an assault late Friday that still left a few area ethnic Armenian servicemen wounded.

Russian peacekeepers deployed to the region to check the peace offer claimed a violation of the stop-fireplace in the Gadrut location on Friday. The report issued Saturday by the Russian Protection Ministry did not assign blame.

Afterwards in the working day, the Armenian Protection Ministry also charged that the Azerbaijani military mounted an attack in the south of Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday.

Azerbaijani authorities experienced no immediate comment to the Armenian statements professing the to start with substantial breaches of the peace deal brokered by Russia on Nov. 10 that saw Azerbaijan reclaim regulate around wide swathes of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding lands which have been held by Armenian forces for additional than a quarter century.

Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but was underneath the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia due to the fact a separatist war there finished in 1994. That war still left Nagorno-Karabakh itself and significant surrounding territory in Armenian arms.

In 44 times of battling that commenced in late September and still left more than 5,600 individuals killed on the two sides, the Azerbaijani military pushed deep into Nagorno-Karabakh, forcing Armenia to accept last month’s peace offer that noticed Azerbaijan reclaim a great deal of the separatist region alongside with encompassing areas.

Azerbaijan marked its victory with a military services parade on Thursday that was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and involved a lot more than 3,000 troops, dozens of navy motor vehicles, and a flyby of battle plane.

The peace deal was a major shock for Armenians, triggering protests calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Pashinyan, who has refused to move down. He explained the peace arrangement as a bitter but necessary transfer that prevented Azerbaijan from having above all of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Involved Push author Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed to this report.