September 21, 2018 - 13:34 AMT
Armenia Defense Minister: Border situation stable after ‘measures’ taken

The situation on the border with Azerbaijan is relatively stable at the moment, Armenian Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan told reporters on Friday, September 21.

“As a result of the measures taken, the border situation is stable now,” Tonoyan said, according to

Weighing in on the murder of a soldier in the northeastern section of the border, the Minister said the serviceman was killed as a result of a targeted shot.

An Armenian contract soldier was killed in Azerbaijan's cross-border fire in Tavush province on Wednesday. The serviceman, Haykaz Matevosyan (b. 1980), received a gunshot wound in the neck and died on the way to the military hospital.