25 Jan 2018 12:48

Armenian Foreign Ministry accuses Baku of provocations in Karabakh conflict zone

YEREVAN. Jan 25 (Interfax) - Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan has accused Azerbaijan of staging provocations and escalating tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

"Baku tries to compensate its failures in diplomacy and on international stage, deviate the attention from abuse of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Azerbaijan, by staging provocations on the line of contact. No pasaran!" Balayan wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

The Defense Army of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) said earlier that it had prevented the incursion of an Azerbaijani reconnaissance-and-sabotage group.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied the claims of an attempted incursion and casualties.