Azerbaijan Continues to Fire at Artsakh Positions

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Artsakh Ministry of Defense Refutes Azerbaijani Claims of an Infiltration Attempt

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh (A.W.)—Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire regime on the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) Line of Contact (LoC) more than 105 times on Feb. 21-22. According to a press statement released by the Artsakh Ministry of Defense, Azerbaijani forces used D-44 cannons, 60mm, 82mm and 120mm mortars and various caliber machine guns, firing more than 1,500 shots at Armenian positions.

Armenian and Artsakh Armed Forces holding joint military exercises at a training ground near the town of Tigranakert, Artsakh, in 2014 (Photo: AFP)

“The Defense Army took countermeasures to suppress the Azerbaijani aggression and confidently continued their service,” read a part of the statement released by the Artsakh Defense Ministry.

The Ministry released a separate statement on Feb. 22, refuting an Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense statement, which claimed that Artsakh forces launched an infiltration attempt on the night of Feb. 21-22.

The Artsakh Defense Ministry published this infographic, highlighting the Feb. 21-22 Azerbaijani ceasefire violations (Photo: Artsakh Defense Ministry)

“The Azerbaijani propaganda machine is attempting to justify its shelling of the Artsakh military positions, on Tuesday night,” read a part of the statement, which confirmed that Armenian forces had not suffered any casualties—a claim that was reported by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.



Source: Armenian Weekly
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