Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

The leader of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region described hostilities with Azerbaijan as calmer on the second day of a ceasefire brokered by Russia, but said that the truce was precarious.”It seems that since this morning it is calmer, but that can change very quickly,” Arayik Harutyunyan told journalists in the regional capital Stepanakert, despite reports earlier Sunday of shelling on civilian areas by both sides.Hopes that the Russian-brokered ceasefire might hold were further dashed on Sunday, with both sides accusing the other of intense shelling on civilian areas and escalating two we…

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