War Row: Tensions Climb as Armenia, Azerbaijan continue Fighting

Yerevan: Armenian & Azerbaijani enforces charged every different of targets on their own territory Tue., as fighting over the separatist area of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a 3rd straight day following the reigniting of a decades-old conflict.

Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry stated Armenian enforces shelled the Dashkesan area in Azerbaijan, awhile Armenian authorities stated Azeri enforces opened fire on a military unit within the Armenian town of Vardenis, setting a bus on fire & killing 1 civilian.

Armenia’s Foreign Ministry completely refused records of shelling the Dashkesan area & stated in an announcement that with those records Azerbaijan has been laying the groundwork for extending the geography of hostilities, involving the aggression over the Republic of Armenia.”

The recent 2 days of fighting died dozens & left scores injured. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Ministry recorded 84 servicemen died till now. Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, stated Tue. that 10 civilians have been died on its side, however he didn’t offer any information on the nation’s military casualties.

The heavy fighting erupted Sun. in Nagorno-Karabakh, that lies in Azerbaijan however was within the curb of ethnic Armenian enforces backed by this Armenian govt from 1994 in the end of separatist war.

The area within the Caucasus Mountains of regarding 4,400 square kilometres (1,700 square miles), (or) regarding the size of the U.S. state of Delaware(DE), is 50 kilometres (30 miles) from that Armenian border.

Warriors backed by Armenia also occupy some of the Azerbaijani territory outdoor the area.

The renewed fighting prompted calls to end the hostilities from across the globe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged for an immediate ceasefire & a back to the negotiating table” in phone calls with the chiefs of Armenia & Azerbaijan, her workplace stated Tue..

She informed the 2 chiefs that the Company for Security & Cooperation in Europe offers an relevant forum for talks & that the 2 nations’ neighbours must contribute to the peaceful resolution, Seibert stated.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated throughout a check to Greece that both sides should block the violence” & work (5) “to back to substantive negotiations as quickly as possible. Turkey is supporting Azerbaijan within the conflict, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling on Armenia to immediately withdraw from that separatist area.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated Tue. that Turkey is by Azerbaijan’s side on the ground & in the (negotiating) table. Cavusoglu informed journalists that the Intl. society should defend Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity within the same way it defended the integrity of Ukraine & Georgia(GA).

They’re holding Azerbaijan, whose territories were occupied, on an equal footing with Armenia. This is a unfair & unjust reach,” Cavusoglu stated after a check to Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Ankara.

Russia, that with France & the United States co-chairs the Minsk crowd set up in 1992 to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, pushed each nation to support enable a peaceful solution of the conflict.

We call on all nations, specially our partners like Turkey, to accomplish everything to influence the opposing parties to cease fire & back to peacefully resolving the conflict by politico-diplomatic means, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated Tue..