Wednesday, August 3, 2022

New tensions ignite over Karabakh region, 3 soldiers killed

Nagorno-Karabakh military officials said drone attacks carried out by Azerbaijani forces killed two of their troops and wounded another 14.

Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said one of the country's servicemembers died in what it alleged was a "terrorist act" by "illegal Armenian military formations." The Azerbaijani military carried out a "retaliatory operation" in response, killing and wounding an unspecified number of "illegal Armenian militants."

Nagorno-Karabakh's leader, Arayik Harutyunyan, announced a partial military mobilization Wednesday, further fueling tensions in the region.

The European Union on Wednesday called for an "immediate cessation of hostilities."


  1. Russia on Wednesday accused Azerbaijan of breaking a ceasefire over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh after three soldiers died in clashes with what Baku called "illegal Armenian armed groups."

  2. The Russian defense ministry issued a statement saying Azerbaijan's armed forces violated the ceasefire and that it was "taking measures to stabilize the situation" with Armenian and Azerbaijani representatives.

    Azerbaijan's defense ministry had earlier said Karabakh troops killed one of its soldiers in an attack in the Lachin district, blaming Armenia for the "bloody incident."

    The Azerbaijani army later said it had captured several strategic heights in the region in a retaliatory operation against the "terrorist actions of illegal Armenian armed groups on the territory of Azerbaijan."

    The army of the breakaway statelet accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire, killing two soldiers and wounding another 14.

  3. В Министерстве обороны России сообщили, что в зоне ответственности миротворцев в Нагорном Карабахе отмечается обострение. Вместе с тем Вооруженные силы Азербайджана нарушили режим прекращения огня в районе высоты Сарыбаба.

    «Отмечается обострение обстановки в зоне ответственности контингента. В районе высоты Сарыбаба со стороны вооруженных сил Азербайджана нарушен режим прекращения огня. Командованием Российского миротворческого контингента, совместно с представителями азербайджанской и армянской сторон предпринимаются меры по стабилизации обстановки», - говорится в сообщении на сайте Минобороны России.


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