Soldier suffers gunshot wound in Nagorno-Karabakh

Yesterday afternoon (15 February), a soldier of the self-styled Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army was wounded as a result of an incident with Azerbaijani troops on the border.

According to an Armenian report, Khachatur Khachatryan, a conscript, was shot yesterday by Azerbaijani servicemen "violating the ceasefire". The soldier is said to be in a severe but stable state. The Armenian Ministry of Defence said that the “relevant information was provided to the Russian peacekeeping command in connection with the incident”. It added that "the current operational and tactical situation in this section of the borderline of contact is stable".

Armenia has also accused Azerbaijan’s forces of opening fire on civilians, particularly on farmers near the village of Khramort over the past few days. Azerbaijan has denied both of these accusations as baseless, and has alleged that it was Armenian troops who violated the ceasefire by opening fire on its positions in the north-eastern and eastern parts of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The Armenian MoD has dismissed these claims as “disseminated misinformation”.

Source: with agencies
Photo: Armenian soldier (archive picture)