Armenia wants Russian peacekeepers to ensure Karabakh ceasefire holds

Armenia wants Russian peacekeepers to ensure Karabakh ceasefire holds

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia wants the Russian peacekeeping contingent to take necessary steps so that the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) is observed, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday, October 15, one day after Azerbaijan opened fire on Armenian positions, injuring six servicemen.

On Friday, Azerbaijan continued the gross violations of the ceasefire by opening fire at one of Defense Army’s medical vehicles.

"This is the second serious violation of the ceasefire by Azerbaijan within a week, which targeted civilians and military personnel. It should be recalled that a civilian, Aram Tepnunts, was fatally wounded by a sniper on October 9, while carrying out agricultural work near the town of Martakert, Artsakh. In its statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia clearly stressed the need for proper investigation of the crime and bringing the perpetrators to justice," the Foreign Ministry said.

"We emphasize the importance of undertaking necessary steps through the mediation of the peacekeeping forces of the Russian Federation for the unconditional observance of the ceasefire and prevention of such incidents in the future."

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