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Armenian armed forces kill Azerbaijani soldier

16 June 2017 11:00 (UTC+04:00)
Armenian armed forces kill Azerbaijani soldier

By Rashid Shirinov

Armenian armed forces killed an Azerbaijani soldier on the contact line of troops on June 16.

The serviceman of Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces, soldier Shahveledov Sultan, was killed during suppressing the provocation of the Armenian Armed Forces, Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister reported.

The leadership of the Defense Ministry expressed its condolences to the family and relatives of the martyr.

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 129 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops by using large-caliber machine guns and an infantry fighting vehicle.

Despite a ceasefire agreement achieved between the sides, Armenia regularly shells the Azerbaijani positions in an effort to tense the situation. Despite the calls of Azerbaijani side, as well as the international community to follow the armistice, Armenia continues its destructive actions hereby showing its disrespect to the peace process.

Since a war in the early 1990s, Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan's territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions. More than 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed and over 1 million were displaced as a result of the large-scale hostilities.

Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding districts.

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Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov

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