Otago Daily Times
Yerevan/Baku: Armenia and
Azerbaijan accused each other yesterday of violating a new humanitarian ceasefire in fighting over the mountain enclave of NagornoKarabakh, hours after it was agreed.
The truce agreed on Saturday came into force at 8am yesterday NZT, after a weekold Russianbrokered ceasefire failed to halt the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s.
The Armenian defence ministry said the Azeri army had used artillery.
The Azeri defence ministry said: ‘‘The enemy fired at the vicinity of the Jabrail city, as well as the villages of this region . . . using mortars and artillery’’ and the Azeri army ‘‘took adequate retaliatory measures’’. — Reuters