STEPANAKERT. – The adversary violated the arrangement to cease fire along Line of Contact between the Karabakh and Azerbaijani opposing forces, from late Monday night to early Tuesday morning, and by using rifle weaponry, an infantry combat vehicle, mortars, and automatic grenade launchers.

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army (NKR/Artsakh DA) informed Armenian that, during this time more, intensive ceasefire violations were recorded in the southeasterly (Hadrut) and easterly (Martuni) directions of the zone of contact.

It is noteworthy that the Azerbaijani armed forces were resorting to destabilization of the situation and provocative actions along the frontline at a time when the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan were meeting in Vienna.

As a result of these actions, however, NKR Defense Army serviceman Khachatur Harutyunyan, 20, sustained a fatal gunshot wound, on Tuesday at around 12:50am, at a Defense Army position located in a southerly direction.

An investigation is underway to find out the details of this incident.

“The NKR Ministry of Defense declares that the full accountability for the consequences of the tension created at the frontline falls on the Azerbaijani side,” the respective statement reads.