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Employees of the Sotk gold mine in Gegharkunik Province of Armenia have been evacuated, and mining operations have been terminated. This is what representative of GeoProMining Gold Ruzanna Grigoryan said during a conversation with Armenian News-NEWS.am.

“I don’t have contact with Sotk gold mine at this moment in order to understand what is going on now, but the border zone passes through the territory of the gold mine. To ensure safety, the employees were evacuated, and the operations were terminated,” she said, adding that 700 people work at the gold mine.

The situation in the eastern direction of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border remains extremely tense. As a result of the battles that began after the units of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan launched an attack, the Armenian side has casualties and injured, and there is news about the loss of two Armenian military posts. The units of the Armenian Armed Forces have made the adversary suffer major losses of armored vehicles and manpower through adequate actions.

The Ministry of Defense reports that 12 Armenian servicemen are captured, including 7 contractual servicemen and 5 conscripts.

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