Mountains in the Gegarkunik District of Armenia. Photo: Sogomon Matevosyan,Гехаркуникская_область

27 May 2021, 13:19

Six Armenian militaries taken prisoners on Azerbaijani border

Today, in the border Gegarkunik Region, six servicemen were captured during engineering works, the Armenian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported. Azerbaijan insists that they were scouts.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on May 25, the Armenian Ministry of Defence announced the death of a 32-year-old contract soldier on the border near the village of Verin Shorzha in the Gegarkunik Region of Armenia as a result of a shootout with the Azerbaijani soldiers. The Azerbaijani MoD denied reports about the shelling attack on the Azerbaijani military positions by the Armenian army near the village of Verin Shorzha and stated that the death of the Armenian soldier was an accident.

On May 27, at the border section in the Gegarkunik Region of Armenia, Azerbaijani militaries surrounded their above Armenian counterparts, when the latter performed some engineering works and took them prisoners, the Armenian MoD has reported. "All the necessary measures are being taken to release them," says the MoD's message sent to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

The Azerbaijani side has confirmed the capture of their Armenian colleagues. According to the Azerbaijani MoD, they tried to break into the country in the direction of the village of Yukhary Airym, Kelbadjar District. According to the MoD, the Armenian militaries were detained while they conducted some reconnaissance.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 27, 2021 at 09:13 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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