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The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry accused Armenia of shelling its positions

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan made accusations against the Armenian side, announcing the shelling of Azerbaijani military positions by the Armed Forces of Armenia. According to the official statement of the department, the incident occurred on February 24 at 21.40 local time (20.40 Moscow time) and was directed at the positions of the Azerbaijani army in the area of ​​​​the Heyderabad settlement of the Sadarak region of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic.

“On the twenty-fourth of February at 21.40 (20.40 Moscow time), units of the Armenian Armed Forces fired small arms at the positions of the Azerbaijani army in the direction of the settlement of Heyderabad, Sadarak region of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic.”, reports the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.

This accusation followed the statement by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense that it had carried out a “retaliation operation” on February 13, during which an Armenian military post on the Syunik section of the common border was destroyed. According to the Armenian side, four Armenian servicemen were killed as a result of this operation.

Tensions remain on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan despite efforts by both sides to normalize relations and work on a peace treaty. The previous day before the shelling, the Azerbaijani ministry also accused Armenia of violating the ceasefire in the Zangelan direction.

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