Armenia Thwarts Azeri Military Fortification at Nakhichevan Border

An Armenian soldier on the Nakhichevan border
Armenian border fortifications at the Nakhichevan border

Armenian border fortifications at the Nakhichevan border

YEREVAN—Armenia border units on Sunday thwarted an apparent move by Azerbaijani forces to fortify their positions at the Nakhichevan border, according to a Facebook post by Armenia’s Defense Ministry spokesperson, Artsrun Hovhannisyan.

According to Hovhannisyan, Armenian Armed Forces opened fire Sunday when their Azerbaijani counterparts attempted to fortify their positions along the Nakhichevan border. The Armenian response was aimed to thwart efforts of the Azerbaijani forces, which have been staging advances closer to the Armenian border in recent weeks.

In his Facebook post, Hovhannisyan said that during the operation, Armenian forces were able to completely destroy one of the Azerbaijani military posts as it burned to the ground from the retaliation.

He announced that Vahagn Baghdasaryan, born 1974, a soldier of the Armenian Army, was slightly injured during the operation.

On Monday, Hovhannisyan told Armenpress that the situation on the border was relatively calm, with sporadic fire reported.

“There have been shots after the recent incident, but at the moment the situation is relatively calm,” said Hovhannisyan.


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  1. State of Emergency said:

    Only with Russian political and military cover can Nakhichevan ever be taken back. Turkey has explicitly stated that a single step into Nakhichevan by Armenian forces will activate an immediate and violent military reaction from Turkey. With Putin playing footsie with Erdogan these days, the prospect of regaining the lost territory anytime soon seems dismal at best.

    • Raffi said:

      Not to mention, Armenia’s flirting with US, US’ blood brother and beloved Turkey.

  2. Ari said:

    Nakhichevan should be taken over by Armenia and Turks kicked out of this ancient Armenian land that has been suffering ever since the Persian King (Shah Abbas) forcefully depopulated the Armenians from their homeland.

  3. DavidSassoon said:

    Armenia needs the ultimate weapon or at least have the other side thinking about it. Just ask North Korea.