Azerbaijan concentrating troops at Nagorno-Karabakh line of contact

By Asbarez | Tuesday, 03 May 2016

STEPANAKERT (ArmRadio)—Although rare ceasefire violations by the Azerbaijani side were reported on May 1, the concentration of troops and active movement is observed at the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh forces, Artsakh’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The front divisions of the Artsakh Defense Army are ready to take relevant measures if necessary.

No violations of the ceasefire agreement are reported at this point. Karabakh has the situation is under vigilant control.

Artsakh serviceman Ashot Shavarsh Zohrabyan (born in 1991) was killed a result of firing in the eastern direction (Martuni) of the frontline.

On April 30, two Armenian servicemen Gagik Movsisyan (born in 1997) and Vazgen Harutyunyan (born in 1968) were also killed as a result of ceasefire violation by the Azerbaijani side.

The Defense Ministry shares the sorrow of the heavy loss and expresses its condolences to the family and friends of the killed serviceman.

The front divisions of Nagorno-Karabakh undertook relevant measures to pressure the violence of Azerbaijan. The Azeri army use used artillery weapons of various caliber, as well as 60, 82 and 120 mm mortars.

“The actions of the rival will not go unpunished, and the Azerbaijani side will bear full responsibility for the consequences,” the Ministry said in a statement.