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Armenia and Azerbaijan Accuse Each Other of Violating Truce


What Happened:

  • Just one day after the US helped negotiate a new cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the two countries are already accusing each other of violating the truce.

  • The two countries have been escalating fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region for several weeks now resulting in hundreds and possibly thousands of deaths.

  • The disputed region has been a point of contention between the two countries for decades, however, this is the worst escalation of violence in over 25 years.

  • The cease-fire was set to take effect on Monday morning, however, both sides almost immediately accused each other of firing shots and instigating violence.

  • Despite the accusations, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian continues to be optimistic about the new truce, saying, "Despite several provocations, the ceasefire is generally being maintained. The Armenian side will continue to strictly adhere to the ceasefire regime."


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