Currently, the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Republic border is relatively calm, but the problem remains extremely tense in general, Prime Minister of Armenia said at the extraordinary session of the Security Council.

Iran PressAsia: Several Armenian soldiers have been killed and captured in a flare-up of violence on the border with the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Armenia said some of its troops had been killed and two combat positions had been lost, while the Republic of  Azerbaijan said two of its soldiers were wounded.

"We will constantly provide the citizens of Armenia with verified information," Nikol Pashinyan said.

This is while tensions have remained since the conflict ended in a shaky peace deal brokered by Russia.

On Tuesday, Armenia asked Russia to help defend its territorial sovereignty against Azerbaijan.

Armenia blamed Azerbaijani troops for the latest outbreak of fighting and said 12 soldiers had been captured.

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It did not immediately confirm details of casualties, but the head of parliament's foreign relations committee, Eduard Aghajanyan, said as many as 15 soldiers might have been killed.

The Azerbaijan Republic claimed its forces had responded to an Armenian attack on its positions, but according to Armenia's foreign ministry, Azerbaijani forces attacked the eastern border as part of a policy that began in May to infiltrate two Armenian areas - Syunik in the south-east and Gegharkunik in the east.

Armenia's defense ministry said the situation on the eastern border remained "extremely tense."


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