The website of the German Bundestag has posted a statement headlined “Skirmishes for Nagorno-Karabakh” (http://www.bundestag.de/presse/hib/2014_11/-/339186).
The article says that violations of the ceasefire during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have escalated since early 2014. It says that the Foreign Affairs Ministry has responded to a query of the Left-wing fraction of the Bundestag to the Federal Government. The response #18/2816 of the Federal Government to the query #18/2728 sent by the Left-wing fraction says: “Nagorno-Karabakh is an integral part of Azerbaijan in accordance with t international law; however, it is under control of the Armenian Armed Forces.” The letter of response pointed out the clashes on the line of contact came to a boil in late July and early August and then de-escalated. “Snipers, submachine guns, as well as other infantry weapons were most used during the firefights”. According to the Federal Government, the “self-defense forces” of “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” have 23,000 soldiers of whom 8000 are servicemen of the Armed Forces of Armenia.