PRESIDENT ORDERS STRENGTHENED COMBAT DUTY AT CONTACT LINE
- On May 4, President Serzh Sargsyan visited Armenian Ministry of Defense.
During presidential visit, the Ministry officials delivered reports on work to boost Armenian army's military capacity. Military and political situation as well as the situation on the line of contact with Azerbaijan was described.
The reports detailed measures taken by Armenian troops to maintain peace in border regions.
Following the reports, the Armenian leader instructed to strengthen combat duty at contact line and take lasting measures to boost discipline, presidential press service reported.
On April 27, 4:15 am local time VAZ 2107 car belonging to an Armenian serviceman was shelled on the road to the village of Aygepar in Tavush province of Armenia. As a result the driver and two other servicemen were wounded, Armenian Defense Ministry's press service reports.
Despite the measures taken, the two servicemen died on the way to military hospital of Berd settlement; the 3rd soldier dies in the hospital.
A criminal case has been instigated under Article 104 of RA Criminal Code. Investigation is under way.
On April 25, ceasefire violation by Azerbaijani armed forces was registered in the north-eastern region of the contact line between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani side opened fire from various caliber weapons towards the Armenian positions in village of Doveg, Armenia's Tavush province.
The shelling left the local kindergarten and a GAZ-53 truck damaged. The children and staff of the kindergarten were evacuated for security purposes. As a result of retaliatory measures by the Armenian armed forces, the Azerbaijani side was forced to stop the fire.
The ceasefire violation claimed no casualties and wounded.
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