US urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease fire immediately

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the United States is very concerned about the confrontation taking place on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and calls on both sides to immediately cease fire.

“The United States expresses its deep concern over the attacks along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border… We call for an immediate cessation of hostilities,” Blinken said in a statement released Monday by the US State Department.

Earlier, Yerevan reported that last night, Azerbaijani servicemen opened fire on Armenian territories using artillery and marches.

The Armenian Defense Ministry stated that there were casualties and wounded as a result of the Azerbaijani bombardments. For their part, the Azerbaijani authorities said that the Armenian military opened fire on the positions of their forces located on the border, adding that there were casualties as a result of the clashes.

Source: RIA Novosti

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