An Armenian soldier. Photo by the press service of the Armenian Ministry of Defence

23 August 2021, 11:24

Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of border shelling

The positions of Azerbaijani militaries stationed in the villages located on the border of the Kelbadjar District were shelled from machine guns by Armenia, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated.

On August 22, from their positions located in the dwelling settlement of Yukhary Shordja of the Basarkecheyar District (the Gegarkunik Region of Armenia, – note of the "Caucasian Knot"), the Armenian Armed Forces shelled, from submachine and machine guns, the positions of the Azerbaijani Army in the direction of the settlements of Yellidja and Zeilik of the Kelbadjar District, the "Trend" News Agency informed with reference to the Azeri MoD.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Armenia and Azerbaijan are regularly blaming each other of shelling at the border; and both parties also report violations of ceasefire in the Karabakh conflict zone. Thus, on August 22, the Azerbaijani MoD announced that at night the positions of Azerbaijani militaries deployed in the villages of Agdam, Khodjaly and Khodjavend Districts were shelled from the territories controlled by Russian peacemakers.

The shelling on the contact line of Armenian and Azerbaijani troops has become as regular as before the 2020 autumn war, but the sides are not using heavy weapons now, experts have noted.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 23, 2021 at 00:40 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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