Azerbaijanis those who demand mobilizaiton gather in front of the National Assembly in Baku to protest attacks of Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani troops and occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan on July 15, 2020.
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Azerbaijan’s army said on Sunday there was no need for total military mobilization due to a flare up in tensions with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, since its army is fully staffed.
Earlier on Sunday, both Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh declared martial law and military mobilization due to clashes with Azerbaijan.
France calls for end to hostilities
France called on Yerevan and Baku to end hostilities and immediately restart dialogue after Armenia declared martial law and mobilized its male population on Sunday following clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.
“France is extremely concerned by the confrontation,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes bon der Muhll said in a statement.
Along with the United States and Russia, France is co-president of the Minsk group, which mediates between both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Armenia said Azerbaijan had carried out an air and artillery attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, but Azerbaijan said it had responded to Armenian shelling.