Armenian soldiers have been carrying out attacks on Azerbaijani positions in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Region for the second day in a row on Monday.
According to the Azerbaijani defense ministry, Armenian military positions in the city of Vedi opened fire on Azerbaijani positions in Nakhchivan's Heydarabad settlement in the city of Sadarak.
Azerbaijan stated that there were no casualties but that the attack was responded to.
Attacks by Armenia on the mutual border have increased in the past few weeks. Most recently, the Turkish defense ministry pointed to this increase and stated that Yerevan has been ignoring the calls for peace by Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.
Relations between the former Soviet republics have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions. Fresh clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan in late September, rekindling the Caucasus neighbors' decadeslong conflict over the region.
During the conflict, Azerbaijan liberated several towns and nearly 300 settlements and villages from the Armenian occupation. Fierce fighting persisted for six weeks despite efforts by France, Russia and the United States to broker cease-fires, before Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Moscow-brokered peace deal on November 9.
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