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Jan 13, 2022
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New incidents on the border with Azerbaijan – soldiers killed in Armenia

The armed forces of the neighboring country continue to shell the Armenian territory

On the evening of January 11, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces again began shelling Armenian positions in the area of ​​​​the villages of Norabak, Verin and Nerkin Shorzha of the Gegharkunik region. It should be noted that the Azerbaijani military fired at the Armenian positions in the area several times over the past days, on the afternoon of January 11, two Armenian military servicemen, both born in 2002, were killed as a result of the shelling, two more Armenian soldiers received gunshot wounds, the press service of the Ministry reported. defense of Armenia.

On the morning of January 12, it became known about another deceased Armenian soldier born in 2003.

The Ministry of Defense clarified that the Azerbaijani side used artillery and drones.

The Azerbaijani military fired from positions located on Armenian territory, which were captured in May 2021. Since then, the military of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan has refused to leave the captured positions, regularly shelling settlements of the Gegharkunik region of Armenia.

“Azerbaijani positions are located in close proximity to Armenian villages on pastures, arable and hay lands of Armenian citizens. They are there without any legal basis. The Azerbaijani authorities are responsible for killing two servicemen of the Republic of Armenia and causing harm to the health of other servicemen, as well as for violating the security of the civilian population of Armenia,”

– stated the Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry also issued a statement, condemning the violation of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and calling the incidents Baku’s next encroachment on the territorial integrity of Armenia. Such provocations violate international law and undermine regional security.

“The Armenian side has repeatedly stated that one of the ways to avoid further aggravation of the situation could be a mirror withdrawal of troops from the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the activation of an international monitoring mechanism along the border. We call on the Azerbaijani authorities to refrain from provocative actions and fulfill the obligations to establish stability in the region, undertaken by the tripartite statement in Sochi and following the results of the meeting in Brussels,”

the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces and the settlements of Nagorno-Karabakh are shelling: on Monday, January 10, the Azerbaijani side opened artillery fire on the villages of Krasny Bazar and Tagavard of the Martuni region and on the village of Nakhijevanik of the Askeran region. Fortunately, this time there were no casualties.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh called these attacks proof that Baku’s “peaceful” statements have nothing to do with the real goals pursued by Azerbaijan.

The escalation in the Gegharkunik region was stopped with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers.

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