Amid the ongoing Russian military operations in Ukraine, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is gaining momentum.
On March 9, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported about the shelling of the positions of the Azerbaijani army in Karabakh from the Armenian territory. The shelling reportedly began at noon on March 8 and lasted until morning on March 9. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the Khojaly and Geranboy districts were targeted.
The Azerbaijani soldiers opened the return fire. It was emphasized that “the Azerbaijani army did not target civilian infrastructure facilities, but only striked precisely at the positions of illegal Armenian armed formations.”
On its turn, the Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic reported that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated the ceasefire regime in the region.
“On the afternoon of March 9, around 2 p.m., two 60 mm mortar rounds were fired in the direction of the territory adjacent to the village of Khnushinak in the Martuni district, and starting from 3.50 p.m. to 5.40 a.m. on March 10, the enemy fired 23 mortar shells in the direction of the village of Khramort in the Askeran district. There are no casualties on the Armenian side.”- the report reads.
On March 10, the Armenian sources confirmed fire by from the Azerbaijani territory that hit the area of the Red Bazaar.
The fire reportedly targeted the Russian peacekeeping forces deployed in the area.
Russian peacekeeping forces that are deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh were aware of possible provocations, and have strengthened their positions. The escalation of another military conflict in the region is aimed to disrupt Russian military command from thr military military operations in Ukraine.
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