Another Armenian provocation: Azerbaijani soldier wounded
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
As a result of the Armenian provocation on the contact line between the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, an Azerbaijani serviceman was wounded, the press service of Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Feb. 1.
On Feb. 1, the Armenian military units again violated the ceasefire on the contact line using automatic firearms and grenade launchers, according to the Defense Ministry.
“While preventing the enemy’s provocation, Azerbaijani Armed Forces Sergeant Rauf Isayev was wounded as a result of shelling by the Armenian side,” said the Defense Ministry.
He received emergency medical aid. Currently, Isayev’s condition is stable and there is no threat to his life.
“Necessary retaliatory measures will be taken against such actions of Armenia,” said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.