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Azeri-Armenian Ceasefire Accepted after Killing 3 Soldiers

Wed 28 Jul 2021 | 02:04 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed on ceasefire, on Wednesday, after three Armenian soldiers were killed near Azerbaijan border.

Armenia said on Wednesday that three of its soldiers had been killed in an exchange of gunfire with Azerbaijan.

Moreover, Armenia’s defence ministry stated in a statement that Azeri forces had attacked Armenian positions near the border between the two countries.

The statement said two Armenian servicemen had been injured in the same incident, and “fighting continued”.

On the other hand, Azerbaijan’s defence ministry accused Armenian forces of what it called “provocations” in the Kalbajar district and said its army would continue to retaliate, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

Nevertheless, Interfax later reported that both sides had accepted a Russian proposal to enforce a ceasefire in the area in order to calm tensions.