November 19 Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev agreed that they will create a line of communication between the ministers of defense in order to prevent cases of aggravation of the conflict. This was announced by the European Council following telephone conversations between the president of the organization Charles Michel and the authorities of the two countries.
In addition, the heads of state accepted the invitation of the President of the European Council to meet at the Eastern Partnership summit, which will be held in Brussels on December 15. At the meeting, they will discuss the situation in the region and ways to combat tensions in order to ensure stability in the South Caucasus, the European Council noted.
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November 16 between the two countries happened battles on the border of the Syunik region of Armenia and the Kelbajar region of Azerbaijan. In this area, periodically in the past, there have already been minor exchanges of fire between the military personnel of the sides. Previously, the vicinity of the battlefield was under the control of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, but after the war that took place at the end of last year, the territory came under the control of Azerbaijan.
The parties accused each other of provocations. By data The Ministry of Defense of Armenia, one Armenian soldier was killed, another 13 were taken prisoner. The Azerbaijani department reported seven dead servicemen, ten people were injured.