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‘Azerbaijan attack on border’, Armenians ask Putin- Corriere.it . for help

The conflict was rekindled in Nagorno-Karabakh, a longer conflict inherited from the end of the Soviet Union. Also talks with Macron and Blinken to solicit an “appropriate response” from the international community. From this morning, “a new ceasefire” was reported, according to the media in Baku

The longer conflict inherited from the end of the Soviet Union is being revived. New border clashes erupted at night between Armenia and Azerbaijan, who for years have been competing for Nagorno-Karabakh, the small strip of land almost entirely surrounded by Azerbaijan but with the Armenian majority deciding in 1988 to reject “forced flight”. Hypothesis hypothesis since the time of Stalin. The region declared its independence from Azerbaijan in 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but Baku did not surrender its lost sovereignty. The last spark was the Azerbaijani attack last night with artillery and drones on several Armenian cities near the common border.According to what was reported by the Ministry of Defense in Yerevan. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan estimated that at least 49 soldiers were killed.

For its part, Azerbaijan accused Armenia of wanting to obstruct the peace process.

With the resumption of hostilities, the Armenian Prime Minister asked President Vladimir Putin for help, thanks to the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance that binds the two countries.
In a telephone conversation, “the Prime Minister gave details of the provocative and aggressive actions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the direction of the territories under the sovereignty of Armenia, accompanied by artillery shelling and heavy caliber firearms. He considered the actions of the Azerbaijani side unacceptable and stressed The importance of an appropriate response from the international community‘ reads a press release.

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Pashinyan also held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken To demand that they respond to Azerbaijan’s “aggression”. In various talks, the Armenian prime minister said he hoped for an “appropriate response from the international community”.

In 2020, Azerbaijan succeeded in reclaiming part of the territory controlled by separatists after six weeks of fighting that killed more than 6,500 people. Under a Russian-brokered ceasefire, Armenia relinquished areas of territory it had controlled for decades and Russia deployed about 2,000 soldiers to oversee the fragile truce, which has been hampered by simmering tensions.

Now after the new hostilities into the night, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a new ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh Which will come into effect at 8 am Moscow time (7 am in Italy). This was reported by the Azerbaijani media, as reported by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

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