MOSCOW, Sept 27 (KUNA) -- Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev on Sunday declared a state of war on Armenia, after escalating tensions between the neighbouring nations in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.
Azerbaijan's parliament has approved the move, which also establishes a curfew across the country, including the capital Baku, Interfax news agency, quoting local sources, reported.
On the other hand, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused Baku of launching an attack on the disputed region.
This comes after Azerbaijan earlier announced its forces had taken control of a number of villages in the enclave's Line of Contact, formed in the aftermath of the May 1994 ceasefire, which ended six years of war between the two nations.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a call with the Armenian prime minister, urged the need for a ceasefire. (end)