Azerbaijan Concentrating Troops at Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact

Artsakh serviceman observing frontline (Source: ArmRadio)
Artsakh serviceman observing frontline (Source: ArmRadio)

Artsakh serviceman observing frontline (Source: ArmRadio)

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.


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  1. edward demian said:

    Strong fences makes good neighbors, the Americans say.I suggest that California Redwood trees be planted all along the line of contact. About three deep. In twenty years, they will be stopping bullets. in 50 years they will be stopping tanks. They grow huge, and for ever (4000+ yrs). It’s wood is very valuable as a construction wood, in as much that bugs won’t eat it, and is impervious to rot. With enough moisture they can grow 20 feet per year. It is a lot cheaper to plant trees that grow into giant Sequoyas , than to build concrete walls, or Armenian flesh walls. I’ll send the seeds if anyone out there would accept them.