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Yerevan reported on Azerbaijan’s offensive in the south of Karabakh

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According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Azerbaijan, with the support of artillery, is trying to take positions not far from the Iranian border. The day before, the parties agreed on a new truce, but then mutually accused each other of disrupting it
Azerbaijan launched an offensive in the southern part of Nagorno-Karabakh near the border with Iran. Press Secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan reported this on Facebook.
“Despite the announcement of a new humanitarian ceasefire, the armed forces of Azerbaijan once again grossly violated the agreement,” Stepanyan wrote.
According to her, on October 18, at about 7:20 local time (6:20 Moscow time), the Azerbaijani army, with the support of artillery, launched an offensive in the area of ​​the Khudaferin reservoir in order to take advantageous positions. A ministry spokesman noted that both sides are suffering losses.
On the evening of October 17, the Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia held trilateral telephone talks during which they stressed the importance of observing the ceasefire. After that, Baku and Yerevan announced a new ceasefire date – midnight on October 18. The unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic reported that they are ready to comply with the new agreements.
However, a few hours after the announced terms of the armistice, the sides mutually accused each other of new shelling. First, Yerevan said that Azerbaijan used artillery in the northern part of Karabakh and rocket launchers in the southern part of the region.
In response, Baku reported a gross violation of the ceasefire by the Armenian army. According to the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, the vicinity of Jebrail and the village on the Araz River were subjected to shelling from mortars and artillery.
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27. For almost two weeks, Armenia and Azerbaijan waged active hostilities using heavy weapons and aircraft. The losses were both among the military and among the civilian population. On October 10, the sides in Moscow agreed to a ceasefire, but after that shelling resumed.

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