Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire just minutes after it took effect in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The ceasefire was agreed upon at midnight local time on Saturday. A spokesman for Armenia’s defense ministry said Azerbaijan had violated the ceasefire by firing artillery shells and rockets just four minutes after it took effect.
At around 6 AM on September 27, the Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire and intensively fired on the positions of the Azerbaijani Army in the frontline using large caliber machine guns and sniper rifles. This appears to be another deliberate and targeted provocation by the Armenian armed forces manifested in opening fire on the civilians densely populated in the front-line areas and civil facilities.
The new conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has escalated to the point of threatening the destruction of strategic structures, and the targeting of power plants on both sides. This time, the clashes are taking place in the mountainous region of Tavush, which is 300 km away from the area of traditional dispute.
In Baku, participants of an unauthorized rally in support of the Azerbaijani army broke into the country’s Parliament building. A video of the rally was posted on Telegram. The police had to disperse the demonstrators who entered the building. In addition, law enforcement officers had to use water cannons.
Azerbaijan and Armenia exchanged fire on the northern border on July 12 and 13 and used heavy weapons. At present, 14 people have been killed and 10 are injured. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement on the evening of the 13th and expressed deep concern about the conflict.