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BAKU, June 22. /TASS/. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry claimed on Wednesday the Armenian armed forces had "16 times violated the ceasefire regime at different front sectors" over the past 24 hours,.
According to the ministry, "The Azerbaijani army positions came under fire opened from Armenia’s territory, as well as from positions near populated localities and heights in Nagorno-Karabakh and adjoining areas," controlled by the Armenian side.
On June 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev adopted a trilateral statement where they expressed commitment to the normalization the situation along the engagement line in Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the presidents also "expressed consent to an increase in the number of OSCE monitors in the area of the conflict and voice the commitment to creating conditions for steady progress at negotiations on a political settlement of the conflict."
"The sides exchanged views on the substantive aspects of the settlement. The heads of state stated that they reached mutual understanding on a number of issues the settlement of which will make it possible to create conditions for progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement," the statement says.