Armenian Soldier Killed in Azerbaijani Sniper Attack

A Karabakh soldier at the border with Azerbaijan border

A Karabakh soldier at the border with Azerbaijan border

YEREVAN (Tert)—An Armenian soldier was killed on the country’s eastern border in a sniper attack launched by Azerbaijani forces, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense said in a post on Facebook.

“Unfortunately, today we also suffered a loss. Private Karen P. Hovhannisyan was killed by an Azerbaijani sniper. We state with deep grief that nothing will go unanswered,” reads the post shared by Artsrun Hovhannisyan.

In a press release put out earlier today, the Ministry of Defense also reported on two attempts by Azerbaijani forces on Tuesday night to infiltrate the border with Armenia.

“Armenia’s political-military leadership has repeatedly warned that aspirations and statements for a military solution to the conflict are self-deceptions, with the subversive acts stemming from logic fraught with unforeseeable consequences for Azerbaijan’s military,” the statement reads.

The defense ministry’s statement also says that Azerbaijani forces launched 109 mortars at Armenian positions on Tuesday night.

“The military and political leadership of Azerbaijan started permanently destabilizing the situation at the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border and in the area of engagement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic army immediately after the closing of the European Games held in Baku on June 12-28,” the statement says.

Small arms of various caliber, as well as mortar launchers have reportedly been used in the ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani forces.

The defense ministry again stressed the importance of a peaceful solution to the Karabakh conflict and of maintaining the ceasefire along the line of contact, as well as the need to form an atmosphere of mutual trust so that an international investigations can look into the ceasefire violations.


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  1. Nazo said:

    How many times we are going to read that another Armenian soldiers got killed, what do our strong Armenian army do, exactly nothing, maybe the Armenian defense minister should enliste in Israel army for a while and learn few pointers from them, on tv he talks tough like egypts Gamal Abdul Nasser.

  2. Jacque said:

    What ceasefire are they talking about ?
    The only way Azerbaijan will understand is by counter attack on their infrastructure.
    Blow up their pipelines and refineries.
    I’m sick of hearing about the death of an Armenian soldier sniped like a dog by a dog from a mile away, where is the payback the Armenian authorities promise every time this happens. As much as we don’t want war but some response have to be given.

  3. Hannibal barka said:

    Kani mer hairenike gtnvum e mer aYs anmardkain yev. Arjunarbu bardzrapashtpnianeri gotik tak petke vor kam mnank u haghtenk maffianerin kam el korek mi otar yerkire u med parkens.otar vochinch kareli chianelvorpesiardarutiune haghtenk.

  4. Raffi said:

    Actual situation is the lesser of all evils, Armenia should not be dragged into a war that doesn’t persue his national interest, it is Armenia that should decide when to make war and not dragged into the war.