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Russian Defense Ministry reports Azerbaijan’s violation of ceasefire in Karabakh

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A violation of the ceasefire by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, near the settlement of Maghavuz, was reported by Russian peacekeeping troops on Thursday, according to the Russian Ministry of Security. Defense.

“In the area of ​​responsibility of Russian peacekeeping troops, a violation of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani side near Maghavuz was reported,” the statement said.

The ministry said the incident did not cause any casualties. The Russian peacekeepers command, in cooperation with representatives of the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides, is investigating the incident.

The long-running conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh erupted in September 2020, marking the worst escalation since the 1990s. Hostilities ended with a Russian-brokered trilateral declaration of a ceasefire signed in November 2020. The two former Soviet countries have agreed to the deployment of Russian peacekeepers to the conflict-torn region as they begin to negotiate the demarcation of the border.

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