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externalAzerbaijan starts offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh, seizes several heights.

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August 3, 2022 9:21 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

According to Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, the offensive started after Armenian troops killed an Azeri soldier in the area where Russian peacekeepers are deployed. Nagorno-Karabakh, an Azeri territory populated by ethnic Armenians, declared independence in 1991. Azerbaijan defeated the unrecognized republic and seized most of its territory in 2020, with Russia sending its peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh. 

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