Yerevan (folklore). Nagarono-Karabakh (Artsakh Republic) President Arak Harutunian said dozens of soldiers had been killed and wounded in clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday. Civilians have also died in the violence.
“Dozens of soldiers have been killed and wounded,” Hertunian told an online news conference. Dozens of civilians were injured in the violence. The Azerbaijani army used Turkish F-16 fighter jets in the clashes. The Azerbaijani army is equipped with modern weapons of the Turkish army. “
There are allegations against the Azerbaijani army of using weapons against civilians. Earlier on Sunday, Armenian and Azerbaijani forces clashed over the occupation of a territory in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that 11 of its troops had been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes with Azerbaijani forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Poshnayin tweeted that Azerbaijan had attacked Artasakh with a missile, damaging residential areas. According to Poshnayen, Armenia retaliated by killing two Azerbaijani helicopters, three UAVs and two tanks. The Armenian prime minister has since imposed martial law in the country.
Both Armenia and Azerbaijan were part of the former Soviet Union. However, after the break-up of the Soviet Union, both countries became independent. After the separation, there was a dispute between the two countries over the Nagrono-Karabakh region. Both countries assert their authority over it. Although the 4400 sq km area is declared as Azerbaijan under international law, it has a large population of Armenian descent.
For this reason, the conflict between the two countries has been going on since 1991. A ceasefire was reached between the two countries in 1994 through Russian mediation, but sporadic fighting has been going on between the two countries ever since. Since then, there has been a ‘line of communication’ between the two countries. However, the situation has worsened since July this year. This region is also known as Artasakh.
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