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“Soon after the talks on the conflict, a soldier of the Azerbaijani armed forces, Tahirli Natig, was killed as a result of ceasefire violation on the troops’ line of contact by the Armenian Armed Forces,” Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said.

OSCE Minsk Group releases statement on Vienna meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry, and State Secretary for European Affairs of France Harlem Desir, representing the co-chair countries of the OSCE Minsk Group, have released a statement after their meeting in Vienna with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to advance a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

White phosphorus bomb fired by Armenians found in Askipara village in Tartar

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“The Armenian armed forces are using ammunition and weapons prohibited by international conventions as they are committing provocations against Azerbaijani residential areas and civilian population,” Mustajab Niyarov, officer at the Chemical Service of Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense, has told AZERTAC. He said that on May 10 Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) found an unexploded ordnance in the frontline village of Askipara, Tartar. “This was a 122mm 3.6kg (P-4, the elemental form of phosphorus used in smoke munitions) mortar bomb, the use of which was prohibited by international conventions. Such bombs have a blast radius of 15-20 metres and create a white toxic cloud, which poses a serious threat for all living organisms.” “White phosphorus ignites spontaneously on contact with air. The autoignition temperature for white phosphorus is 34°C, which can reach 900-1200°C when burning.” “White phosphorus results in painful chemical burn injuries,” he said.