Armenian Armed Forces. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Defence of Armenia

02 February 2021, 14:52

Azerbaijan accused Armenia of border provocation

This morning, units of the Armenian Armed Forces have violated the ceasefire for 20 times by opening machine gun fire at the territory in the direction of the border combat point, the Azerbaijani State Border Service has stated. The Armenian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has refuted this statement.

According to the Azerbaijani Border Service, the incident took place at about 5:00 a.m. local time. "Units of the Armenian Armed Forces stationed near the occupied Ashagy Askipara village of the Gazakh District have violated the ceasefire for 20 times, firing machine guns at the territory in the direction of the border combat point of the Azerbaijani State Border Service," the Border Service has stated, as translated by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

The Azerbaijani Border Service has not specified the damage from the shelling and whether there was a return fire. Let us note here that the Gazakh District of Azerbaijan is bordering on Armenia and Georgia.

The Armenian MoD has refuted the statement of the Azerbaijani Border Service. "This information is an absolute lie," the TASS quotes the press service of the MoD as stating.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 2, 2021 at 11:27 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid Source: CK correspondent

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