Russia urges Azerbaijan to pull troops back in Karabakh, Russian Defense Ministry said
Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces have entered the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh and launched four strikes on the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations, using a Bayraktar TB2 drone, near the village of Furukh, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website.
"From March 24 to 25, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, violating the provisions of the trilateral statement of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia of November 9, 2020, entered the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh and set up an observation post. Four strikes were carried out with an unmanned aerial vehicle Bayraktar TB2 against Nagorno-Karabakh’s armed formations outside Furukh," the statement says.
The command of the Russian peacekeeping mission in Karabakh is taking measures to resolve the escalation, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.
"The command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent is currently taking measures to resolve the situation and get the troops to retreat to their initial positions. Azerbaijan has been sent a call to withdraw troops," the statement said.
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