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Armenia says unengaged in combat actions in Nagorno-Karabakh

April 05, 5:30 UTC+3 YEREVAN
Armenia does not take part in the current combat actions on the line of contacts that separates the conflicting sides, the Armenian Defence Ministry said
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YEREVAN, April 5. /TASS/. Armenia is a guarantor of security of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, a mostly Armenian-populated enclave region of Azerbaijan, but it does not take part in the current combat actions on the line of contacts that separates the conflicting sides, the Armenian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The document said Armenia was attaching significance to the international community’s appeals to stop the hostilities.

"As a party uninvolved in the armed actions, the Armenian Defense Ministry finds it particularly important that the current appeals address are addressed to the sides involved in the conflict in practical terms, that is, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh," the statement said.

The Defense Ministry made known its consent with the calls for stopping exchanges of gunfire and called the international community’s attention to the importance of coordination and concrete steps for establishing true between the Azerbaijani and Karabakh forces, on top of political statements.

These practical steps might include the designing of technical specifications for the truce, disengagement of the conflicting forces, and implementation of the ceasefire patterns, the ministry said.

Tensions flared up in the areas adjoining the decades-old line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh overnight to April 2. Fierce armed clashes broke out and the sides accused each other of violating the truce.

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