Number of Azerbaijani casualties exceeds 2,000

Twenty-nine Armenian soldiers have been killed, 101 wounded as a result of the clashes along the Nagorno Karabakh line of contact, Colonel Victor Arustamyan, Head of operative department of the NKR Defense Army, told a press conference today. He said that another 28 servicemen are missing.

The Armenian side has lost 14 tanks, while the Azerbaijani side has lost 24 tanks, 4 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 helicopters, 12 drones and 1 Grad multiple launch rocket system.

The Defense Ministry also presented an intercepted recording of a phone conversation between two Azeri women, according to which the number of the casualties on the Azerbaijani side exceeds 2,000.

He said that the status quo that existed before April 1 has been restored, no Armenia positions or regions are under Azerbaijani control.

Col. Arustamyan added that the ceasefire violations by the Azerbaijani side side continued even after the agreement on cessation of hostilities at midday. The rival kept firing in the direction for Martuni, Martakert and Talish, although the ceasefire violations were not very intensive.

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