Artsakh Forces Thwart Azerbaijani Incursion Attempt

A soldier in the trenches in Artsakh
A soldier in the trenches in Artsakh

A soldier in the trenches in Artsakh

Artsakh forces stationed in the Matuni district on the border with Azerbaijan thwarted an attempt by Azerbaijani forces to breach the frontline and enter into Artsakh proper early Thursday morning, according to the press office of the Artsakh Defense Ministry.

At around 2 a.m. local time, Artsakh forces repelled the incursion attempt resulting in casualties and losses on the Azerbaijani side. No losses were reported on the Artsakh side.

Armenia’s foreign ministry said that the attempt to breach the border was an effort to compensate for Azerbaijani failures on the diplomatic front.

“Baku tries to compensate its failures in diplomacy and on the international arena, deviate the attention from abuse of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Azerbaijan, by staging provocations on the line of contact,” the spokesman for Armenia’s Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan said in a Tweet.

Artsakh human rights defender, ombudsman, said that the attempt by Azerbaijani forces could have been a direct response to an incident in Strasbourg involving President Serzh Sarkisian and an Azerbaijani member of parliament who attempted to provoke the Armenian president but was told to exercise restraint.
“They [the Azerbaijanis] will not rest as long as the policy of Armenophobia is dominating in Azerbaijan,” said the Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan.

“We’ll have to be on alert for a long time. We definitely have to be committed to the respect for human rights. I think this is one of the guarantees of our truthfulness and justness,” the Ombudsman said.

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  1. Ahe said:

    I Was just watching Armenian History Clip on Armenian TV about Vartan Mamigonian in yr 400-s as He Slashed at Iranian Forces of 120,000 Troops agaist Our 35000 troops and How He Wiped them Out SURPRISING the Iranian King Showing Them YOU NEVER UNDERESTIMATE ARMENIANS IN THEIR SKILLS !!!
    And here is what The Historian Said : It is Them the MAMIGONIAN’S that Left An Imprint In ALL Armenians to Be Carried On For Generations to Come with a Loud Voice saying : WE ARE THE WARRIORS and will be DEFENDING What Belongs To Us and Our Christian Ancestors . Today, that same Spirit is In our Soldiers on Border of Artsakh . May Mamigonia’s of past NEVER BE FORGOTTEN and their Spirit of Strength, Justice for Our Rights Grow and Flourish in all of US and Our Future Generations !! Togh Asdvads Bahbani Mer Hay Askeh Yev Mer Hayrenikeh . Amen !!! Bravooo mer Kaj Zinvornerin . Getses !!
    Vahe’ G. Fresno Ca.

  2. Vahe Gharibian said:

    I Was just watching an Armenian History Clip on Armenian TV about Vartan Mamigonian in yr 400-s as He Slashed at Iranian Forces of 120,000 Troops agaist Our 35000 troops and How He Wiped them Out SURPRISING the Iranian King Showing Them YOU NEVER UNDERESTIMATE ARMENIANS IN THEIR SKILLS !!!
    And here is what The Historian Said : It is Them the MAMIGONIAN’S that Left An Imprint In ALL Armenians to Be Carried On For Generations to Come with a Loud Voice saying : WE ARE THE WARRIORS and will be DEFENDING What Belongs To Us and Our Christian Ancestors . Today, that same Spirit is In our Soldiers on Border of Artsakh . May Mamigonia’s of past NEVER BE FORGOTTEN and their Spirit of Strength, Justice for Our Rights Grow and Flourish in all of US and Our Future Generations !! Togh Asdvads Bahbani Mer Hay Askeh Yev Mer Hayrenikeh . Amen !!! Bravooo mer Kaj Zinvornerin . Getses !!
    Vahe’ G. Fresno Ca.

    • Arn. said:

      Yes ! – Bild Rightousness in your lives and so you also Build Strenght !.

      Armenia Forever !,

      Arn.Sweden.

  3. Tavit said:

    God bless you brave Armenian Military Forces. I am proud of you and pray for you everyday. Long live Armenia and Artsakh!

  4. Onjig said:

    Yes~ God Bless our boys~ right on the edge~ in the trenches ~ where humanity ends“`

    Protect them Lord ~ as they protect Armenian our people ~ those to old and young to be there~ on the front lines“`

    onjig

    http://www.hyeforum.com

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