Combat uniform, Nagorny Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the 'Caucasian Knot'.

28 March 2017, 18:01

Soldier killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

Today, the serviceman Artak Rafaelyan has received a mortal wound after a shot from the Azerbaijani side, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that today the MoD of the NKR has stated that overnight the Azerbaijani party had violated the ceasefire in the conflict zone by using small arms and sniper rifles. In its turn, Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of 130 bombardments within the last 24 hours.

According to the MoD of the NKR, the incident occurred today at about 1:00 p.m. local time.

"On the defensive section of the contact line in the eastern direction, as a result of a shot from the Azerbaijani side, Artak Edikovich Rafaelyan, born in 1997, a soldier of the Defence Army, was mortally wounded," the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told at the press officer of the MoD.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Alvard Grigoryan; Source: CK correspondent

All news

December 15, 2019 11:57

  • Azerbaijan condemns recognition of Armenian Genocide by US Senate

    The resolution of the US Senate on recognition of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire was an attempt to put pressure on Turkey, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has stated. The resolution will worsen the US-Turkish relations, but will not affect the Karabakh settlement, Azerbaijani experts believe.

December 15, 2019 11:55

  • Blogger Elvin Isaev arrested in Azerbaijan

    Elvin Isaev, a blogger, who lived in Russia, was detained in Ukraine and deported to Azerbaijan, where he was placed into SIZO (pre-trial prison). This was reported by the State Migration Service (SMS) of Azerbaijan.

December 14, 2019 18:26

December 14, 2019 18:21

December 14, 2019 11:37

News archive