Azerbaijan resumes shelling Armenian positions
YEREVAN, JULY 13, ARMENPRESS. After a two-three hour break, the Azerbaijani side has resumed its provocative operations early morning, continuing the shelling towards the positions of the Armenian Army, Defense minister’s spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan said on Facebook.
“The Armed Forces of Armenia gave a respective response. An increase in the adversary’s losses is not ruled out”, she said.
At about 12:30, July 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan attempted to violate the state border of Armenia in an UAZ vehicle in the direction of Tavush province. Following the warning of the Armenian side, the Azerbaijani armed forces left the vehicle and returned to their position. At about 13:45, the Azerbaijani forces made a second attempt to capture the Armenian border post, using artillery fire, but were pushed back, suffering losses.
No casualties were reported from the Armenian side.
The Azerbaijani defense ministry reported that three soldiers have died, four others were wounded in the incident.
Later that day Armenian defense minister’s spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan announced that the Azerbaijani side restarted shelling the same Armenian position, using 82 mm mortars and a tank.
Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan