At the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: REUTERS/Staff

02 December 2019, 19:08

Soldier of Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army killed in conflict zone

Today, two soldiers of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army have been wounded on the contact line of the troops in the conflict zone. One of them has died.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in the afternoon on November 29, Rafael Azizyan, a soldier of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army, was seriously wounded. According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Nagorno-Karabakh, the soldier was wounded in shelling from the Azerbaijani side. The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) claims that the incident "testifies to the intentional attempt of the Azerbaijani side to violate the ceasefire."

21-year-old Arthur Adjamyan was killed, and 20-year-old David Melikbekyan was wounded "under unclear circumstances," and an investigation into the incident is underway, the Nagorno-Karabakh MoD reports. The incident has occurred this morning on the defensive site of one of the military units in the north-east direction of the contact line of the troops, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports with reference to the Nagorno-Karabakh MoD.

It should be noted that this morning, the Ministry of Defence for Azerbaijan has claimed sniper attacks on its positions in the conflict zone. Earlier, on November 30, participants of a rally in Baku sanctioned by the authorities criticized the policy of the Azerbaijani government concerning resolution of the Karabakh problem and called on the government to launch a military operation.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 2, 2019 at 01:55 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Alvard Grigoryan; Source: CK correspondent

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