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Baku Accuses Yerevan Of Cease-Fire Violation

Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of cease-fire violations near its breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry issued statements on May 22, saying Armenian troops attacked Azerbaijani positions in the Fizuli district overnight, injuring three Azerbaijani soldiers.

In a statement on May 22, Nagorno-Karabakh's de facto Defense Ministry said its forces were forced to prevent the entry of "saboteurs" from the Azerbaijani Army into territory controlled by the breakaway region's forces.

On May 21, separatist authorities claimed that Azerbaijani forces had killed one of their soldiers, a claim denied by Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.

Baku and Yerevan remain locked in hostilities over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani territory that was seized by Armenian-backed separatists during a war in the early 1990s.

With reporting by and Interfax