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US News Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of a deadly bombardment, Yerevan denies

00:50  28 october  2020
00:50  28 october  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of having violated the new "humanitarian truce"

 Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of having violated the new © REUTERS - STRINGER A man in the ruins of a building destroyed by a bombardment, in the Nagorno-Karabakh region , in Stepanakert, October 17, 2020. One week after a first ceasefire, concluded but never respected, between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno Karabakh, a new "humanitarian truce" came into effect on Saturday at midnight, but Yerevan accused Baku of having immediately raped her.

Azerbaijan denied that. The accusations come after the ceasefire, which was announced after talks in Moscow that were brokered by Russia, came Armenia denied that it had breached the agreement, denouncing the claim as a "fabrication" and instead alleging that Azerbaijani forces were attacking

Statement of Azerbaijan that allegedly missile was fired from Armenia ’s territory in the direction of Barda region of Azerbaijan is an absolute lie and a dirty provocation, Armenia ’s Ministry of Defense spokesperson Shushan Sardaryan reports. “Neither Armenia ’s Armed Forces nor Artsakh Defense

  L'Azerbaïdjan accuse l'Arménie d'un bombardement meurtier, Erevan dément © Provided by Le Point

Azerbaijan accused Armenia on Tuesday of firing a missile at the Azerbaijani region of Barda, close to Nagorny Karabakh at war, having killed four civilians and left a dozen wounded, claims denied by Yerevan.

"The death toll of Armenia's missile attack in Barda has risen to four dead" including a baby, said on Twitter Hikmet Hajiyev, advisor to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev .

Denouncing the continuation of "indiscriminate and targeted" attacks against civilians, Mr. Hajiyev reported thirteen injured, including women and children.

"The number of victims is quite high due to the use of cluster munitions," he continued. According to Baku, the shot hit the village of Garayoussifli, located about twenty kilometers east of the front line.

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Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Chouchan Stepanian immediately rejected these statements, citing on Twitter a "pure lie and a disgusting provocation".

These accusations come the day after the failure of a new truce announced on Sunday evening between the Azerbaijani army and the Armenian forces of the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Via separate phone calls, US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Nikol Pashinian and Ilham Aliev, to respect the ceasefire. Mr. Pompeo stressed that there was no "military solution to this conflict".

The American diplomat had received on Friday, separately, his Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts, which had resulted in a joint declaration of "humanitarian ceasefire". Two other similar truces, announced under Russian and French aegis, have already failed.

Pachinian does not see a diplomatic outcome on Nagorno-Karabakh

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Azerbaijan denied the Armenian defence ministry statement, saying it had “complete advantage over the enemy on the front”, and accused Armenian Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a six-year war over the region until a ceasefire in 1994, and since then Nagorno-Karabakh has governed itself as the

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Fighting on the front

The Azerbaijani and Armenian armies said on Tuesday that fighting was continuing at the front, with both sides claiming to be in control.

According to an official from Nagorny Karabakh, three civilian women were injured during the day by Azerbaijani rocket fire which hit a village in the Martouni region.

Since the resumption of fighting on September 27, Azerbaijani forces have conquered territories beyond Baku's control since the 1990s and a war that left 30,000 dead and resulted in the secession of this region, now populated almost exclusively by 'Armenians.

On Monday, Armenia admitted to having lost control of the strategic city of Goubadly, in southern Nagorny Karabakh. Meanwhile, Azerbaijani forces are approaching a vital road, the Lachin Corridor, linking Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.

According to partial reports, more than 1,100 people including a hundred civilians have been killed since the resumption of hostilities. Russian President Vladimir Putin , whose country traditionally acts as arbiter in the region, told him of a death toll approaching 5,000.

Iran deploys troops to the border with Armenia and Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan 's claim to have "liberated" territory controlled by Armenians has been denied by the Armenian authorities. Similarly, Armenia 's claims to have inflicted heavy losses on Azerbaijani forces have been dismissed by Baku. Moreover, the Azerbaijani authorities have restricted internet use

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Russia is part, with France and the United States, of the Minsk Group formed for a long time by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to be the main mediator in this conflict, without success until 'now.

Turkey has emerged as a leading support for Baku capable of upsetting the balance of power in the region. Ankara was notably accused of supporting Azerbaijan militarily, notably by sending Syrian mercenaries, which Turkey denies.

Turkish diplomacy also condemned in a press release Tuesday's "inhuman attack" in the Barda region and Armenian "war crimes". She also attacked the Minsk Group of the OSCE, deeming "significant" the fact that it had not reacted to "violations of the three ceasefires by Armenia".

After a telephone conversation between the heads of the Russian and Turkish diplomacy, Moscow for its part qualified Tuesday evening "of inadmissible an internationalization of the crisis via the implication of foreign fighters". According to Russian diplomacy, both sides have again called for respect for the ceasefire.

27/10/2020 20:10:43 - Baku (AFP) - © 2020 AFP

Azerbaijani army about to take key city from Armenians .
© AFP / Karen MINASYAN An Armenian in the devastated town of Shusha, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is under threat from Azerbaijani troops. If Shusha falls, much of the Armenian separatist region could fall over. The Azerbaijani army has gained the upper hand over the Armenian separatist fighters. It threatens a key city and especially to cut the only road connecting their "capital" Stepanakert to Armenia. Propaganda has its limits.

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