Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced shelling of the border from Armenia

The Armenian military fired at the Azerbaijani troops from several positions with different small arms, the ministry said. The Defense Ministry of Armenia denied this information and in response accused the Azerbaijani army of shelling

The positions of the Azerbaijani army on the border with Armenia were shelled, the Ministry of Defense of the country reported on the website.

According to the ministry, from 4:00 to 4:50 in the morning, units of the Armenian armed forces near the settlement of Yukhari Shorja, Basarkechyar region, fired at the positions of the Azerbaijani army in the village of Zyailik, Kalbajar region. The Ministry of Defense clarified that the shelling was carried out from several positions from different types of small arms.

“As a result of adequate response measures taken by the units of our army, the enemy was suppressed”,— said in the message.

The Armenian Defense Ministry called Azerbaijan's statement disinformation and accused its units of opening fire with large-caliber rifles in the direction of Armenian military positions on the border. “By retaliatory actions of the Armenian side, the fire of the Azerbaijani units was suppressed”, — said in the message.

The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia escalated again in November 2021, when intense fighting took place between the units of Armenia and Azerbaijan in the border areas of the Syunik region of Armenia. One Armenian soldier was killed, 13 more were captured, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported. On the side of Azerbaijan, seven people were killed and ten more were injured, the Azerbaijani embassy in Moscow specified.

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Then Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held talks with the heads of the defense departments of the countries and they took measures to stabilize the situation on the border.

However, this year the parties again began to report shelling. In March, the Azerbaijani military occupied the Armenian village of Parukh (Azerbaijani Farukh), which is in the zone of responsibility of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, one Armenian soldier was wounded.

In late May, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported that the Azerbaijani armed forces fired on a section of the joint border. As a result, the Armenian conscript received a gunshot wound, the Armenian military struck back. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan called the data on the wounding of the soldier a lie.

The day before, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev accused Armenia of refusing to fulfill its obligations under the ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh. He noted that the Russian Ministry of Defense did not fulfill the promise to force the Armenian troops to leave the region.

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