Armenian Serviceman Killed as Azerbaijan Continues to Violate Ceasefire

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Armenian serviceman Gevorg Gevorgyan (b. 1996) was killed by Azerbaijani fire on the southern direction of the Line of Contact (LoC) at around 9:50 a.m. on April 19, according to a press statement released by the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Ministry of Defense (MoD). The ministry did not release additional details, as the incident is currently under investigation.

In a separate press release, the MoD announced that Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated the ceasefire agreement several times, firing various caliber weapons on Armenian positions along the LoC on the night of April 19-20. Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire regime at least 50 times and fired at least one 60-mm mortar.

The NKR Defense Army remains resolute in monitoring the LoC, announced the NKR Defense Ministry in the statement.

Two days earlier, on April 17, two NKR Defense Army servicemen were wounded, according to the NKR Defense Ministry. Violating the ceasefire nearly 50 times, Azerbaijani Armed Forces fired various caliber weapons along the NKR Line of Contact (LoC) on the night of April 17-18.

On April 17, two NKR Defense Army servicemen, Erik Matevosyan (b. 1991) and Azad Barsamyan (b. 1996), were wounded when Azerbaijan opened fire on military positions in the northern section of the LoC.

Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West