Situation on Armenia-Azerbaijan border under full control – Minister Tonoyan
YEREVAN, JULY 13, ARMENPRESS. Defense Minister of Armenia Davot Tonoyan reported the details of the July 12 incident launched by the Azerbaijani side on the border with Armenia during today’s extraordinary session of the Cabinet.
The minister also introduced the current situation in the border, stating that the Armenian Armed Forces continue defending the border. “The operative situation is under full control and is manageable”, Minister Tonoyan said.
On July 12, at about 12:30, 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.
The Azerbaijani defense ministry reported that four soldiers have died 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.
Today Shushan Stepanyan announced that the Azerbaijani side has again resumed shelling the Armenian positions.
No casualties were reported from the Armenian side. Only two police officers, who were on a combat duty in the border, were slightly injured from the Azerbaijani operations.
Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan