Press release

14 July, 2021
On July 14 at around 10:30 am an incident was registered in the Yeraskh section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The subdivisions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, in order to advance the battle positions, tried to carry out fortification works using engineering equipment.

After the counter-actions of the Armenian side aimed at stopping the mentioned works, the Azeri servicemen opened fire in the direction of the Armenian positions. A serviceman of the RA Armed Forces received a fatal gunshot wound as a result of the shootout. The Azerbaijani side also has losses.

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia strongly condemns the next provocation of the Azerbaijani side and warns that they will be met with a harsh response. The entire responsibility for further aggravation of the situation lies with the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan.