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Azerbaijani positions come under Armenian fire



Sabina Mammadli

The Ministry of Defense reported that from 18:15 on March 12 to 02:20 on March 13, the positions of the Azerbaijani army were under Armenian fire from various directions.

Members of the illegal Armenian armed detachment in the territory of Azerbaijan, where Russian peacekeepers are temporarily stationed, periodically expose the positions of the Azerbaijani army in the direction of Khojavend and Tatar regions.

Azerbaijan Army Corps took adequate retaliatory measures in these directions.

According to the ministry, there is no loss of military personnel and equipment of the Azerbaijan Army.

At present, the situation in these directions is stable. Units of the Azerbaijan Army fully control the operational situation.

As part of the tripartite ceasefire agreement signed between Baku, Moscow and Yerevan on November 10, 2020, approximately 2,000 Russian peacekeepers were deployed in Karabakh for five years. The signed agreement compelled Armenia to withdraw all its troops from the occupied Azerbaijani territories. Since the early 1990s.

The tripartite ceasefire agreement signed by Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian leaders on November 10, 2020, ended the thirty-year conflict over Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region, which fell under the occupation of Armenian armed forces early in the war along with seven neighboring regions. 1990s.

The agreement also envisaged the return of the Kelbajar, Agdam and Lachin regions of Azerbaijan. Before the signing of the peace treaty, Azerbaijan liberated 300 villages, settlements, the city center and the historic city of Shusha, which had been under Armenian occupation for nearly 30 years.

On January 11, 2021, Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian leaders signed the second declaration since the 44-day war ended. The newly signed declaration is set to implement Article 9 of the November 2020 declaration on the blocking of all economic and transport communications in the region.

On November 26, 2021, Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian leaders signed a declaration and agreed on a number of issues, including the demarcation and delimitation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border by late 2021, some points related to humanitarian issues, and the issue of unblocking. of transport corridors applicable to rail and automobile communications.

At the Brussels meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders held on 14 December 2021 at the initiative of the President of the European Council Charles Michel, the parties reiterated their commitment to the conditions agreed at the Sochi meeting.

Both sides agreed to establish an ad hoc working group on the demarcation of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.

The issue of demining the liberated lands of Azerbaijan was also on the agenda at the meeting, and it was underlined that the European Union was ready to provide technical assistance to Azerbaijan in this regard.

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