The European Union has called for an immediate end to the violence that broke out between the Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, the world agencies reported, quoted by BTA.

The EU is calling for a de-escalation of tensions, full respect for the ceasefire and a return to the negotiating table in order to find solutions through negotiations, said the spokesman for the EU's number one diplomat Josep Borel-Peter Stano.

He expressed regret that there were people killed and injured in the clashes today.

"The EU remains determined to help overcome tensions and continue its commitment to support lasting peace and stability in the South Caucasus," added Stano.

Azerbaijan launched a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh, there were killed and wounded

Azerbaijan said earlier today that it had taken control of several areas and destroyed Armenian fighting positions in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Russia accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire in the disputed enclave and added that Russian peacekeeping troops stationed there were trying to stabilize the situation, AFP reported.

"In the area of ​​Saribaba, the ceasefire regime was violated by the armed forces of Azerbaijan," the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

It added that Russian peacekeeping forces together with representatives of Azerbaijan and Armenia are taking measures to stabilize the situation.

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan today called for the disarmament of the illegal Armenian formations around the disputed territory after the clashes that broke out today, reported Reuters.