The NKR defense Ministry said about 550 ceasefire violations in Karabakh for a week

© RIA Novosti / p. Mahasaraswati in photomontaging Karabakh. The ruined city of Khojaly. Archival photoThe NKR defense Ministry said about 550 ceasefire violations in Karabakh for a week© RIA Novosti / p. Mahasaraswati the image Bank

The defense Ministry of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) said Sunday about 550 violations of the ceasefire in the region over the past week.

«The armed forces in Azerbaijan had violated the ceasefire 550 times, using 60-mm and 82-mm mortars, heavy anti-tank and automatic grenade launchers. As a result of violations of the Azerbaijani armed forces the ceasefire regime on may 26, killed a contract serviceman Armen Harutyunyan, born in 1996», — stated in the message Department.

However, the military authorities of Karabakh noted that in the period from may 21 to may 27 abrupt changes of the operational situation on the contact line was not.

Armenia and Azerbaijan on 2 April 2016, said the worsening situation in the Karabakh conflict zone, defense Ministry of Azerbaijan reported, in particular, the attacks by the armed forces of Armenia, the Armenian defense Ministry has said it is «offensive actions» from the Azerbaijani side. The parties to the conflict on April 5 announced a cease-fire, however, periodically accuse each other of continued attacks.

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