Artillery units of the Armenian Ministry of Defence. Photo by the press service of the Armenian Ministry of Defence http://mil.am/hy/news/8050

13 July 2020, 15:07

Armenia reports new shelling attacks on Azerbaijani border

Azerbaijani militaries continued shelling attacks on the border with the Tavush Region, the Armenian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported. The shelling was carried out on the positions stationed near dwelling settlements, the country's ombudsperson has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 12, a fight broke out on the border of the Tovuz District of Azerbaijan and the Tavush Region of Armenia, in which three Azerbaijani soldiers perished, and four others were wounded. Azerbaijan regarded the incident as an attempt of the Armenian troops "to launch an offensive in order to seize positions." The Armenian MoD blamed Azerbaijani authorities for incident.

The Azerbaijani MoD reports on shelling attacks on its positions in the zone of the Karabakh conflict and on the border with the Tavush Region of Armenia on the daily basis. Until the third decade of June, these reports mentioned some 20-30 shelling attacks per day, but then the number increased – on some days information was received about more than 50 shelling attacks, and on July 8 the MoD counted 78 shelling attacks undertaken within the past 24 hours.

The office of the Armenia's Ombudsperson has sharply condemned the shelling attacks and informed international human rights organizations thereabout.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 13, 2020 at 10:10 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent

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