Heavy clashes between Armenia, Azerbaijan over disputed region

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Azerbaijani T-72 main battle tanks targeted by Armenian forces | Source: Twitter

Heavy fighting has begun between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

On Sunday morning, Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan said that Armenia began intensive shelling on the positions of the Azerbaijani army and settlements, with reported casualties and wounded among the civilian population. In turn, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that the Azerbaijani armed forces launched an offensive in the direction of Nagorno-Karabakh according to the Russian news agency TASS.

TASS also reported that the authorities of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic on Sunday imposed martial law due to the escalation of the situation on the line of contact with Azerbaijan.