Azerbaijan counted 130 attacks from Armenia and declared a unilateral ceasefire

Azerbaijan said the Armenian armed forces caused on its territory, 130 shots from mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns.

It is reported by the Azerbaijani «Trend» Agency with reference to the Ministry of defense of the country.

«The Armenian armed forces, using 60-, 82-, and 120-millimeter mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, over the past day violated the ceasefire regime in various directions of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 130 times», — stated in the message.

The Azerbaijani defense Ministry has listed positions, subjected to shelling.

«Given the operational situation, the Azerbaijani armed forces attacked the enemy positions, firing 137 shots. On the night of Saturday, all cross-border positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and artillery. In addition, was fired a number of settlements near the frontline, densely populated by civilians. As a result of attacks there are killed and wounded among the civilian population», — said the Ministry of defence.

Later, as informs «Interfax-Azerbaijan» referring to the Ministry of defense, Azerbaijan announced its decision to unilaterally suspend hostilities.

«Azerbaijan has decided unilaterally to suspend military action,» — said in a statement.

It is noted that this decision was made based on the appeals of international structures and «the government’s peaceful policy».

«The armed forces of Azerbaijan has suspended the offensive and retaliate against the enemy and began to strengthen the defense of the liberated territories… In the case that Armenian armed forces will not leave their provocative actions and continue the shelling of residential points and fighting positions, the Azerbaijani Armed forces will continue offensive operations with the use of all available funds on arms,» — said in a statement.

We will remind, in the night of Saturday, April 2, in Nagorno-Karabakh resumed active military clashes that led to human victims.

Earlier it was reported about 12 dead Azerbaijani servicemen, the downed helicopter Mi-24 and damaged a tank on a mine. According to him, was destroyed Armenian 6 tanks, 15 guns and reinforced engineering structures, «killed and wounded more than 100 servicemen of the Armenian armed forces».

The OSCE Minsk group expressed concern about widespread violations of the ceasefire regime in the Karabakh conflict zone.

On the morning of 3 April, the Armenian defense Ministry announced the resumption of shelling of Nagorno Karabakh from Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan counted 130 attacks from Armenia and declared a unilateral ceasefire 03.04.2016

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