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Preventing between Armenia and Azerbaijan resumes after transient lull – RT in French

After a day of truce, Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed their cross-border clashes on July 16. The 2 nations accuse one another of getting resumed hostilities.

Armenia and Azerbaijan every stated in a press release that "preventing was underway" on July 16, successfully ending the ceasefire that had been in impact since the day before today.

These clashes, which started on July 12 on the northern border between these former Caucasian Soviet republics, have pitted two long-standing enemies towards one another and have been probably the most severe since 2016, elevating fears of destabilization within the area.

The Armenian Protection Ministry claimed to have prevented at daybreak "an tried infiltration" adopted by shelling with mortar and howitzer from the villages of Aygepar and Movses.

The Azerbaijani Protection Ministry stated the other, saying "{that a} unit of the Armenian armed forces has once more tried to assault our positions within the Tovuz district". He additionally claims to have shot down an enemy "tactical drone". Based on him, the villages of Agdam, Donar Gouchtchou and Vakhidli then suffered "heavy weapons and mortar hearth".

Based on the official report, 17 folks have been killed since July 12. Amongst them, 12 troopers and one Azerbaijani civilian and 4 Armenian troopers. Baku notably misplaced a basic.

Nagorno-Karabakh as a backdrop

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been mired for many years in a battle between them over the difficulty of Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous area that was a part of Azerbaijan till 1988, earlier than its declaration of independence in 1991, which 'No member state of the UN has acknowledged. Mlargely populated by Armenians, Nagorno-Karabakh is supported by Yerevan. This area was the scene of a conflict that killed round 30,000 folks within the 1990s.

Baku, which has a major revenue from its giant oil reserves, has spent numerous years on armaments for years, and has threatened to take again the area with arms if essential, whereas worldwide mediation has lengthy since failed 30 years of discovering a negotiated answer.

The current clashes, nevertheless, happen removed from this territory, on the northern border between these two Caucasian nations, a uncommon escalation which opens the opportunity of an open conflict. Regional energy Russia, america and the European Union have all referred to as on Azerbaijan and Armenia to finish hostilities. Ankara has supported Baku.