Armenia reports 6 soldiers killed in clashes with Azerbaijan
19 November 2021 | 1:56 pm
Russia is monitoring a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but tensions over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region have risen this week.
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