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Tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh not subsiding — CSTO

April 28, 2016, 12:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to the post-Soviet military bloc chief, the possibility of escalation of frozen conflicts has recently been growing

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MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. The armed confrontation in Nagorno-Karabakh is not subsiding, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolay Bordyuzha said on Thursday.

"The possibility of escalation of the so-called frozen conflicts remains, and it has been growing lately. Unfortunately, tensions do not subside in the armed confrontation in Nagorno-Karabakh," Bordyuzha said at the 5th Moscow International Security Conference.

On Saturday, April 2, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh rapidly deteriorated when the parties to the Karabakh conflict accused each other of violating truce along the front line. The claims came from defense authorities of Armenia and of Azerbaijan.

On April 5 Azerbaijan’s Chief of Staff Col. Gen. Nadjmeddin Sadykov and his Armenian counterpart Col. Gen. Yury Khachaturov in Moscow with Russia’s mediation. At the talks the sides reached an agreement on cessation of hostilities at the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces. On the same day, the defense ministries of the two countries announced that the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh would start at 12am local time.

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