Artsakh Soldier Wounded by Azerbaijani Sniper

An Artsakh Army soldier
An Artsakh Army soldier

An Artsakh Army soldier

Yerevan Condemns Latest Azerbaijani Cease-Fire Violation
Contrac serviceman Rafael Azizyan, born in 1997, was wounded by Azerbaijani shooting on November 29 at about 3:15 p.m. local time in the northeastern military positions of the Artsakh Defense Army.

Azizyan was immediately transported to a hospital as is recovering from his injuries, according to a statement by the Artsakh Defense Ministry.

Armenia’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned that attack, which resulted in Azizyan’s injuries and called on Baku to respect the provisions of the cease-fire agreement.

“We strongly condemn the ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan which caused severe injury to Rafael Azizyan, (born in 1997) a serviceman of the Artsakh Defense Army. This unprovoked incident caused by a sniper shot indicates that the Azerbaijani side makes a deliberate attempt to violate the ceasefire,” said the foreign ministry is a statement issued on Saturday.

“Such incidents gravely hinder the peace process and contradict the agreements reached with the mediation of the Minsk Group Co Chairs, aimed at creating an environment conducive to peace. Even amidst the new domestic developments, Azerbaijan should uphold its commitments,” added the foreign ministry.

“This incident, which occurred ahead of the next ministerial meeting to be held under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, even more underlines the priority of the implementation of the agreements aimed at strengthening of the ceasefire, including through the introduction of relevant mechanisms,” explained the foreign ministry.

Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov are scheduled to meet Wednesday in Bratislava, Slovakia.


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  1. ara said:

    time to send them a few of our nice drones to hit about 200 of them MF’s and let them bury them-to think next time they shooot one of our people- mongrols they always are

  2. Minas said:

    …And what is to be our answer for this provocation and potentially fatal injury? The only way a jackass understands is to be beaten over and over again until it follows commands. When are Armenians going to retaliate, I am beginning to think that we are the jackasses.

  3. JOE said:

    Like clockwork, every meeting between the Azeri’s and Armenia starts the week before with the Azeri’s sniping and picking off of our soldiers. LIKE CLOCKWORK..Then comes the usual Armenian ‘investigations” and the useless OSCE comments of equal restraint etc.. START SHOOTING AND PICKING OFF THE AZERI’s one by one. DAILY.. Believe me they don’t care and neither do the OSCE.

    LAST: When are diaspora units allowed in mix in to the fight? WHEN??? What a resource the Armenians are ignoring..