Two soldiers of Russia's peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh were killed in shelling of their car yesterday, Russian media reported.

A car carrying Russian peacekeepers came under fire as troops under Moscow's command returned from a observation post near the village of Dzhanyatağ.

Representatives of the Russian and Azerbaijani investigative bodies arrived on the spot, who started work on all the circumstances surrounding the incident.

In connection with the death of peacekeepers, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev apologized today in a telephone conversation to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin's owner, for his part, stressed the importance of guaranteeing the security and rights of ethnic Armenians in the Azerbaijani breakaway region, whose forces were forced to surrender after a lightning offensive by Baku's forces.

Azerbaijan and Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh agree on ceasefire