YEREVAN (Combined Sources)—Armenian soldier Hayk Tevoyan, born in 1975, died as a result of shooting at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan told reporters Wednesday.
“The enemy actively fired all along the Tavush section of the border until midnight. The Azerbaijani side used artillery weapons of different caliber, including large-caliber machine guns and sniper rifles, 60 and 80mm mortars. Two civilians were injured,” he said.
Sources in Tavush reported heavy shelling on Wednesday evening in the Aygepar village, which was the site similar attacks on Tuesday.
Hovhannisyan also said that the Azerbaijani side incurred losses as a result of tensions over the past two days.
On Tuesday night, as the 24th anniversary of Karabakh’s independence celebrations were winding down in and around Artsakh, nearby on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border another reality was taking shape with Azerbaijani forces launching long-range rocket attacks on a number border villages in the Tavush region early Wednesday.
In a statement published in Armenpress late Tuesday, Armenia’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Artsrun Hohvannisyan said the situation was tense along the Armenia-Azerbaijan bombing as heaving shelling from Azerbaijani positions continue.
“I can say that gunfire is continuing in the direction of border villages in Tavush region. The enemy is using heavy artillery and I would categorize the situation as very serious, tense. Armenia’s military forces are responding to the adversary’s gunfire,” said Hovhannisyan as reported by Armenpress.