Russia today accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire agreement with Armenia signed after the Nagorno-Karabakh war in 2020, Agence France-Presse reports.
“Between March 24 and 25, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated the tripartite agreement between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, entering the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
According to the ministry, Azerbaijani forces have established a surveillance post and struck four Bayraktar drones at the neighboring town of Farooq.
“The Russian command of the peacekeeping contingent is taking steps to resolve the situation (…) the Azerbaijani side has been asked to withdraw troops,” the statement said.
The November 9, 2020 agreement, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian leaders Nicolas Pashinyan and Azerbaijani leaders Ilham Aliyev, ended a bitter six-week conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.