The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has confirmed yesterday’s murder of a peaceful civilian by Azerbaijanis in Martakert.

“On October 9, a peaceful civilian of Mataghis village received a lethal injury after gunshots fired by the Azerbaijani side while he was working on a farm located in Martakert region (near the line of contact). The command of the Russian contingent is exploring the incident with representatives of both sides,” the ministry’s press release reads.

On October 9 at around 1:15 p.m. police of Martakert received a report stating that 55-year-old citizen Aram Tepnants had been murdered following a gunshot fired by an Azerbaijani sniper in a pomegranate garden. A criminal case has been launched.