Azeris Kill Armenian Soldier at Nakhichevan Border

Armenian border patrol units on the Nakhichevan border
Armenian border patrol units on the Nakhichevan border

Armenian border patrol units on the Nakhichevan border

YEREVAN—Azerbaijani forces launched attacks against Armenian border units stationed at the Nakhichevan border, killing one soldier, reported Armenian Defense Ministry spokesperson Artsrun Hovhannisyan in Facebook post Friday.

At 6:30 p.m., according to Hovhannisyan’s post, Azerbaijani forces launched attack against the town of Gorhayk in the Syunik Region, using heavy artillery.

As a result of retaliation efforts by Armenian forces, the Azerbaijani side incurred heavy losses, said Honhannisyan on his Facebook post.

“Unfortunately, however, during the operation, Armenian Army soldier Aman Mayisi Yepremyan, born 1987, was killed,” announced Hovhannisyan, who expressed condolences to the soldier’s family on behalf of the Defense Ministry.

Hovhannisyan pointed out that the border with Nakhichevan has not seen active combat since last year, when two Armenian soldiers were killed, prompting an advance by Armenian forces that resulted in the fortification of the border.

The ministry spokesman said that while Armenian Armed Forces were doing everything to restore stability on the border, the Azerbaijani forces were advancing tensions.


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  1. Milton Zaven said:

    Inadmissible the loss of one more brother.When the authorities will give a great lesson for the enemy.

  2. Shant Davidian said:

    I am sick of this crap.. Please just start a formal war so either Russia steps in and/or Armenia claims nkr..

  3. ara said:

    the dirt in nakichevan occupies our ancient homes and lands- we need to walk over them and feed them to the turks-once and for all. no exuse-the bastahds are shooting at us and we only defend or offend when we want-no- WALK ON THEM DIRT bags and we will populate our home lands

  4. Garabet said:

    What are these heavy losses exactly?? Why I don’t here Azeri solder dead???