Armenian serviceman kills his fellow soldier in one of units in Azerbaijan’s occupied territories
Yesterday the Armenian soldier Khachatur Khachatryan was wounded as a result of the fire opened at him by another Armenian soldier Tigran Akopyan in one of the battle position of the N army unit, located in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, Armenia Today reported.
Khachatryan died in a military hospital from his injuries.
A criminal case was initiated by the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Defence of Armenia under part 9 of article 365 of Armenia's Criminal Code (violation of the rules of combat duty or military service, which has caused severe consequences), and a preliminary investigation is underway.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.