In the zone of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh “within hours” have been killed 170 soldiers from Armenia, reported on the website of the Azerbaijani defense Ministry.
According to the Ministry, Armenian also destroyed 12 tanks. In Baku stressed that “the enemy was retreating in panic.”
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), in turn, claims dozens of dead soldiers from Azerbaijan. “With dozens of casualties on the Azeri military were discarded. In addition, destroyed five T-90 tanks”, — said the Agency “Armenpress” the press Secretary of the President of the unrecognized Republic David Babayan (quoted by “Interfax”). In General, according to Yerevan, in the battle destroyed 25 tanks of Azerbaijan.
On the night of 2 April the situation in the area karabakhskogo conflict escalated. The parties have accused each other of provoking the clashes and the shelling of settlements. In Stepanakert and Baku reported about hundreds of killed servicemen from the opponents, however, according to official UN data, we are talking about the 33 victims of the conflict.
NKR achieved de facto independence in 1994, after several years of armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Baku considers this territory to be occupied.