3 Aug 2022 19:52

Russian Defense Ministry says Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

MOSCOW. Aug 3 (Interfax) - The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh has exacerbated, the Russian military said.

"An exacerbation of the situation in the area of responsibility of the contingent has been recorded. The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire near the Sarybaba height," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a bulletin on the activity of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

"The command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent is taking measures to stabilize the situation together with representatives of the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides," the bulletin said.

Russian peacekeeping units patrolled two routes in the Martakert and Martuni districts, it said.

"Ceaseless interaction with the general staffs of the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia is maintained in order to ensure security of Russian peacekeepers and prevent potential incidents," the ministry said.