Baku Targets Farmers as Sarkisian, Kerry Discuss Artsakh

President Serzh Sarkisian meets with Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington in March
President Serzh Sarkisian meets with Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington in March

President Serzh Sarkisian meets with Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington in March

YEREVAN—As President Serzh Sarkisian was discussing the latest developments of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process with Secretary of State John Kerry, Azerbaijani forces were opening fire on farmers in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border regions on Thursday.

At approximately 2:10 p.m. local time, farmers harvesting near the Talish village were attacked by machine gun fire and other weapons, according to a report by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Ministry, which also said there were no casualties.

The Artsakh Defense Ministry urged Azerbaijan to refrain from provocative action against the civilian population of Karabakh, which is hard at work this harvest season. It warned that Azerbaijan will be held accountable for the attacks.

This recent attacks came only a day after the Artsakh Defense Ministry reported several non-targeted shots fired on Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Sarkisian and Kerry discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution processes in a phone conversation Thursday, both emphasizing the need for immediate implementation of agreements in presidential summits in Vienna and St. Petersburg.

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  1. State of Emergency said:

    No worries, according to Deputy Defense Minister Ara Nazaryan…..“Armenia will create a united regional air defense system with the country, with which it has close allied and strategic relations.” Namely, Mother Russia, the same mother who sold billions of dollars worth of sophisticated weapons to Azerbaijan, who only later used them to kill Armenian soldiers and cut off the ears of elderly Talish villagers?
    http://www.karabakhnow.com/2016/04/04/azerbaijani-soldiers-execute-elderly-armenian-couple-in-artsakh-then-cut-off-their-ears/

  2. Norin said:

    US officials better tighten their leash on their little baboon Azerbaijan, Armenians are losing their patience with taking the “high road”, we may just decide to start targeting Azeri and Turkish civilians worldwide for every civilian casualty incurred by us due to these indiscriminate border assaults by Azerbaijan!!!!

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