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Deadly border clashes took place yesterday for the second consecutive day ahead of planned talks on a permanent peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Armenian Defense Ministry said one soldier was killed in Azerbaijani attacks on Armenian positions. Two others were injured. Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense said Armenian forces opened fire.

According to the Armenian Ministry, the fighting has now subsided. Earlier, he said Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire “in the direction of Sotk” by using drones and opening fire with heavy weapons on Armenian positions near the village of Kut in Gegharkunik province.

An Azerbaijani soldier was shot dead at the border on Thursday and four Armenian servicemen were wounded.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev are due to meet in Brussels tomorrow. According to EU Council President Charles Michel, the EU-brokered peace talks aim to help “promote stability in the South Caucasus and normalization between the two countries”.