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Azeri Defense Ministry says Armenia 17 times violates ceasefire regime

June 28, 2016, 10:12 UTC+3 BAKU

The Azerbaijani army positions came under fire at heights in Nagorno-Karabakh and adjoining areas

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BAKU, June 28. /TASS/. The Armenian armed forces have "17 times violated the ceasefire regime in various front sectors" over the past 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry claimed on Tuesday.

According to the ministry, "The Azerbaijani army positions came under fire opened from the positons in the Armenian territory, as well as from positions near populated localities and at heights in Nagorno-Karabakh and adjoining areas," controlled by the Armenian side.

The situation along the line of engagement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone deteriorated dramatically overnight to April 2 when fierce clashes began. The parties to the conflict accused each other of violating the truce.

On June 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts Serzh Sargsyan and Ilkham Aliyev adopted a trilateral statement where they expressed commitment to the normalization the situation along the engagement line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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