Russian Defense Ministry announced attempts to stabilize the situation in Karabakh
Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, together with the military of Armenia and Azerbaijan, are trying to stabilize the situation in the region after the clash between the forces of Baku and Stepanakert in the Lachin corridor, where there are dead on both sides< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/9/49/756595455151499.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " >webp” type=”image/webp”>
The Russian peacekeeping contingent in the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh recorded a violation of the ceasefire by Azerbaijan and, together with Baku and Yerevan, are trying to stabilize the situation, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
“The command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, together with representatives of the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides are taking measures to stabilize the situation, — said in the message.
According to the agency, the incident occurred in the area of the Sarybaba height, which is located between the cities of Lachin and Shushi, in the region of the Lachin corridor.
According to the agreements of the parties, after the end of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020, a Russian peacekeeping contingent was brought into the republic ( about 2 thousand soldiers) for a period of five years.
Armenia also pledged to return to Azerbaijan two regions, Kelbajar and Lachin, which share the territory of Karabakh controlled by Russian peacekeepers and Armenia and are not part of Nagorno-Karabakh, but which ended up under the control of the Armenian military. In the south of the Lachin region, there is a corridor of the same name that connects Karabakh and Armenia.
On August 3, both Azerbaijani and Nagorno-Karabakh forces claimed the deaths of their military as a result of clashes between units. As the Karabakh side pointed out, Azerbaijan used grenade launchers and anti-aircraft missile systems, as a result of which two contract servicemen were killed and 14 more were injured. Partial mobilization has begun in the republic.
Baku indicated that in response to the actions of the Armenian military, it carried out the Retribution operation, as a result of which several “important dominant heights” were taken under control. in the Sarybaba region, the positions of “illegal Armenian armed formations” were destroyed, an air strike was carried out on a military unit in the Kelbajar region.
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The Armenian Foreign Ministry indicated that Yerevan continues to insist on “establishing peace and stability in the region” and called on “the international community to take measures to stop aggressive behavior and actions Azerbaijan". The department noted that they consider Baku’s attempts to “unilaterally change the legal regime in the Lachin corridor” unacceptable.
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