The Ministry of defense of Azerbaijan stated about the shootout on the border with Armenia. This was reported on the website of the Department.

According to the Azerbaijani side, the fighting began after armed forces of Armenia fired the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces from artillery.

Currently, the fighting continues. Clarifies that there were losses on both sides.

RIA Novosti citing the Armenian defense Ministry reported that the Azerbaijani side tried to seize a foothold on the border with the support of artillery, but were driven back. Yerevan declares no losses on their side.

Armenia and Azerbaijan are in a state of war since 1992. The cause of the conflict was the proclamation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians their independence from Azerbaijan in 1991. Baku tried to bring the region under their control by force, but failed. Armenia, initially denied its direct participation in the conflict soon involved the regular army.

In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic signed under the mediation of Russia, the Bishkek Protocol on ceasefire. This did not stop the military action, which are periodically renewed. The most serious deterioration has become a four-day war 2016, which killed hundreds of soldiers on both sides.