The controversy lasted until the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Nagorno Karabakh declared independence from Azerbaijan, sparking a violent conflict that ended in the 1994 ceasefire war.
Armenia supported Nagorno Karabakh, which established independent independence, which is not recognized by most people in the world. Although it sits in the territory of Azerbaijan, the region is controlled by the population and the Armenian people.
Armenia says the current flames are between Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke on the phone with his Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts on Saturday.
The Republican artist said in a statement on Saturday and in a statement welcoming the new peace efforts that the region’s leader, Ariak Harutyun, who is fighting a ceasefire agreement between the enemy and the ceasefire agreement by Moscow, said.
Nagorno Karabakh is called Artakhkh by the Armenians.
Azerbaijani accused Armenia of launching a rocket attack on its second-largest city, Ganza, ahead of a recent ceasefire attempt on Saturday, killing at least 13 civilians, including three children, and wounding more than 50 others.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev called the missile strike a “cowardly shelling” that “cannot break the will of the people of Azerbaijan.”
The attack took place early Saturday morning and targeted civilian quarters in the central part of the city, according to a statement from Azerbaijan’s prosecutor’s office.
Azerbaijani presidential adviser Hikmet Hajiyev accused Armenia of using ballistic missiles in the attack, saying officials had evidence to support the claim, according to a Twitter post.
Hajiyev added, “Let the international community see Armenia’s barbaric acts against its citizens.”
Video and photos from the scene showed rescue workers clearing debris to reach survivors. The prosecutor’s office said authorities were preparing a complete list of victims.
Last week, the second temporary ceasefire fell apart after weeks of fighting, with both countries accusing each other of violating the agreement amid reports of casualties.
France has demanded an “immediate end to hostilities” since the fighting broke out on the morning of September 27.
The short-lived ceasefire was attacked last week after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet spoke of the plight of civilians in the conflict.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been hot and cold since the 1994 ceasefire.
The area is located in the territory of Azerbaijan, it is connected to Armenia by an expensive highway. It is heavily militarized and its forces are backed by Armenia, which has a security alliance with Russia.
Tensions have risen since July, when several days of friction shook the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
CNN’s Erin Melikan, Tim Lister and Arzu Gibula contributed to the report.