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Nagorno-Karabakh: Stepanakert under bombardment as fighting continues00:50

Nagorno-Karabakh: Stepanakert under bombardment as fighting continues

Disputed Territory, Stepanakert
October 3, 2020 at 19:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

The capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh republic Stepanakert came under bombardment on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic announced earlier.

Footage filmed on Saturday night captures warning sirens alongside shelling sounds.

Earlier on Saturday, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry reported that the situation on the front remains tense and published footage of shelling Armenian vehicles on the front.

Meanwhile, the Spokesperson of the Armenian Ministry of Defence Shushan Stepanyan said that heavy fighting occurred in several areas, while the Ministry reported a large Azerbaijani attack.

Fighting in the disputed region broke out on Sunday when Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian soldiers exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest clashes in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported. Both sides blame each other for the escalation and report of thousands of casualties.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry announced in the early hours of Friday that Yerevan is ready to work with international mediators to reach a ceasefire with Azerbaijan.

Yerevan has accused Turkey of directly supporting Azerbaijan in the fighting, a claim denied by Baku.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, and US President Donald Trump issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region.

The Nagorno-Karabakh region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Stepanakert under bombardment as fighting continues00:50
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The capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh republic Stepanakert came under bombardment on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic announced earlier.

Footage filmed on Saturday night captures warning sirens alongside shelling sounds.

Earlier on Saturday, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry reported that the situation on the front remains tense and published footage of shelling Armenian vehicles on the front.

Meanwhile, the Spokesperson of the Armenian Ministry of Defence Shushan Stepanyan said that heavy fighting occurred in several areas, while the Ministry reported a large Azerbaijani attack.

Fighting in the disputed region broke out on Sunday when Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian soldiers exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest clashes in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported. Both sides blame each other for the escalation and report of thousands of casualties.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry announced in the early hours of Friday that Yerevan is ready to work with international mediators to reach a ceasefire with Azerbaijan.

Yerevan has accused Turkey of directly supporting Azerbaijan in the fighting, a claim denied by Baku.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, and US President Donald Trump issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region.

The Nagorno-Karabakh region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.

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