Yerevan, September 16 (QNA) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced today that 135 Armenian soldiers were killed in clashes with the Azerbaijani army this week.
"Unfortunately, this is not the final number.. There are also a large number of wounded," Pashinyan was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying during a session of the Armenian parliament.
This brings the death toll on both sides to more than two hundred. Pashinyan had said on Wednesday that 105 soldiers were killed, and that the number is likely to rise.
Baku and Yerevan blame each other for the outbreak of this week's fighting, the deadliest clashes between the two countries since a six-week war in 2020 that left thousands dead.
The Armenian government said in a statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Pashinyan today to discuss the clashes that erupted this week between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
It added that Nicole Pashinyan stressed that despite the fact that the border is relatively calm until this moment, the situation is still very tense, noting that Pashinyan also had phone conversations with French President Emmanuel Macron and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken today.(QNA)
16 September 2022
Armenia Announces Killing of 135 Armenian Soldiers in Clashes with Azerbaijan this Week
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