YEREVAN, August 1, /ARKA/. The U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick has expressed concern about the escalation of tension on the line of contact between Armenian troops of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
"We are seriously concerned about the recent upsurge in violence along the line of contact. The ceasefire needs to be respected," Warlick wrote on his Twitter page.
According to Azerbaijani reports, which cite the defense ministry, ten servicemen of Azerbaijani armed forces have been killed during the fighting over the last three days.
Earlier this week two Armenian servicemen were shot dead in a botched Azerbaijani commando raid on northern Karabakh.
The Karabakh defense army said the enemy suffered “numerous casualties” and left large amounts of “special weapons and equipment” on the battlefield. -0-