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Azerbaijanis used violence against Armenian youth in the territory of the Getavan community of the Republic of Artsakh, the Artsakh MIA police told NEWS.am.

"On December 4 this year, a column of Azerbaijani trucks on the Mataghis-Karvachar route, accompanied by Russian peacekeepers, once again drove. The convoy consisted of trucks and one passenger car with four Azerbaijanis in plain clothes. 

For technical reasons, the convoy stopped in the territory of the Getavan community of the Martakert region, after which the Azerbaijanis in the car got out of the car and started behaving rudely and defiantly towards the Armenian youths present there, jeering and insulting them. An argument arose on this ground, during which the aforementioned Azeris and the truck drivers used violence against the Armenian youths. In order to stop the argument some time later, the young people's relatives also arrived on the spot, during which there was another quarrel. The participants of the incident received light injuries, and the Azerbaijani car was also damaged.

According to preliminary information, the people in the car are servicemen of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and Military Police; meanwhile the periodic use of this route with the mediation and accompaniment of Russian peacekeeping forces should have only humanitarian purposes.

At present the Police of the Republic of Artsakh is taking measures to clarify and document the circumstances of the incident. The command of Russian peacekeeping forces has also been informed about the incident," the statement says.

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