The Ministry of Defense (MOD) publicized the names of the servicemen who died Wednesday during the defense of Armenia as a result of the Azerbaijani provocation.
They are: Lieutenant Colonel Nahapet Margaryan, Sergeant Hovhannes Sukiasyan, and Private Edvard Hovhannisyan, Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from the MOD.
The Ministry of Defense of Armenia had informed earlier that starting at around 6pm on Wednesday, the units of the Azerbaijani armed forces opened fire—using mortars and large-caliber firearms—at the Armenian military positions located in the eastern direction of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The Armenian side resorted to retaliatory actions. As of 10pm, the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border has relatively stabilized. But as a result of this new Azerbaijani provocation, the Armenian side has three casualties.