Armenian DM spokesman: No shooting at Nakhijevan border

Armenian DM spokesman: No shooting at Nakhijevan border

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Yerevan has denied violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan at the border with the latter’s Nakhijevan exclave situated southwest of Armenia.

Artsrun Hovhannisyan, a spokesman for Armenia’s defense minister, told media that “everything is absolutely calm in this direction” and that “there is no shooting in the Nakhijevan direction.”

Meanwhile, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire that was agreed between the sides on April 5 after nearly four days of intense fighting that left scores of soldiers on both sides dead.

Karabakh said one of its servicemen was fatally wounded in a mortar fire opened by Azerbaijan in the northeastern direction (Talish) of the line of contact.

According to the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army, Azeri forces made two unsuccessful attempts to capture Armenian positions in the northern direction.

Meanwhile, the death toll of the Armenian side rose to 32 late on Wednesday. The Armenian side says that 25 of its soldiers are still considered missing, while 121 are wounded.

Azerbaijan had admitted 31 casualties in the Karabakh clashes.