Azerbaijan accepted the proposal of the Russian side to declare a ceasefire on the border with Armenia from 9 a.m. Moscow time on July 28, 2021, as reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defence of the republic.
The relations between the two republics are very tense, largely due to the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh. In November 2020, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia signed a trilateral statement on a complete ceasefire in Karabakh. This morning, the sides accused each other of aggression. In Azerbaijan, two wounded were reported, and in Armenia, three were killed and two injured, RIA Novosti reports.
Particularly, the Armenian Defence Ministry announced a violation of the ceasefire and the resumption of local battles on the border with Azerbaijan. According to the ministry, from about four in the morning, Azerbaijan opened fire on Armenian positions in the northeastern section of the border territories, lenta reports. Azerbaijan, in turn, placed full responsibility for the provocation on the Armed Forces of Armenia and also reported about the violations from the Armenian side.