Expert deems Tavush shelling climax of Azeri aggressiveness

Expert deems Tavush shelling climax of Azeri aggressiveness

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian political analyst linked the Azerbaijani armed forces’ activity with a chain of events, starting from insults addressed to Armenians and Armenia voiced by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev during a Euronest meeting in Baku, followed by Aliyev’s meeting with representatives of the so-called Azeri diaspora, as well as the ceasefire violations at the contact line on Armenian Genocide commemoration days.

“Recent Azeri actions became the culmination of the whole process,” Narek Galstyan said.

On April 27, 4:15 am local time VAZ 2107 car belonging to an Armenian serviceman was shelled on the road to the village of Aygepar in Tavush Province of Armenia. As a result the driver and two other servicemen were wounded, Armenian Defense Ministry press service reports.

Despite the measures taken, the two servicemen died on the way to military hospital of Berd town, with another hospitalized. A criminal case has been instigated under Article 104 of RA Criminal Code. Investigation is under way.

On April 25, ceasefire violation by Azerbaijani armed forces was registered in the north-eastern region of the contact line between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani side opened fire from various caliber weapons towards the Armenian positions in village of Doveg, Armenia’s Tavush province.

The shelling left the local kindergarten and a GAZ-53 truck damaged. Kindergarten students and staff were evacuated for security purposes. As a result of necessary measures by the Armenian armed forces, the Azerbaijani side was forced to stop the shelling.

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