Azerbaijan,Armenia accuse each other of violating ceasefire

Added On October 27, 2020

The two countries traded accusations on Monday, after the ceasefire took effect earlier on the day. The defense ministry of Azerbaijan said that the Armenian side had shelled several regions including Tovuz and Gadabay in Azerbaijan since Monday morning. Meanwhile, Armenia's defense ministry accused Azerbaijani troops of opening artillery fire at the northeastern part of the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Both sides denied accusations from the other party. Monday's ceasefire agreement is the third within weeks. The two other agreements were reached on Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, but both sides blamed each other for not observing them. Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at loggerheads over the Nagorno-Karabakh region since 1988. Peace talks have been held since 1994 when a ceasefire was reached, but sporadic clashes have since taken place.