‘No need to panic’ – Governor of Armenia’s Tavush Province
YEREVAN, JULY 13, ARMENPRESS. Governor of Tavush Province of Armenia Hayk Chobanyan urges not to panic over the operations unleashed by Azerbaijan on the border with Armenia.
“Dear friends, please avoid additional reports and follow only the official news. As reported in the official statement, the Army fully controls the situation, there is no need to worry and panic”, the Governor said on Facebook.
At about 12:30, July 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan attempted to violate the state border of Armenia in an UAZ vehicle in the direction of Tavush province. Following the warning of the Armenian side, the Azerbaijani armed forces left the vehicle and returned to their position. At about 13:45, the Azerbaijani forces made a second attempt to capture the Armenian border post, using artillery fire, but were pushed back, suffering losses.
No casualties were reported from the Armenian side.
The Azerbaijani defense ministry reported that three soldiers have died, four others were wounded in the incident.
Later that day Armenian defense minister’s spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan announced that the Azerbaijani side restarted shelling the same Armenian position, using 82 mm mortars and a tank.
Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan