Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of breaching Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

Women embrace as they examine the ruins of a residential house destroyed in a shelling attack in Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: Sergei BobylevTASS via Getty Images

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other overnight of breaching the ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Details: An Armenia Defense Ministry spokesperson said late Saturday Azerbaijan was “violating the humanitarian ceasefire” by firing artillery shells and rockets. Hours later, the Azeri defence ministry said Armenia had fired “mortars and artillery” at “the vicinity of the Jabrail city, as well as the villages of this region,” per Reuters.

The big picture: Hundreds of soldiers and dozens of civilians have been killed since the recent fighting began in late September.

The backstory: Nagorno-Karabakh is a mountainous region of around 150,000 people that is populated mainly by ethnic Armenians but lies within the borders of Azerbaijan.

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