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The Armenian Defense Ministry accused the Azerbaijani Armed Forces of shelling positions on the border.

The Armenian Defense Ministry accused the Azerbaijani Armed Forces of shelling positions on the border.

On Saturday, the Armenian Defense Ministry accused the Azerbaijani side of shelling the positions of the Armenian army located in the direction of the settlement of Norabak (Gegharkunik region of Armenia), the Azerbaijani defense ministry denied this information.

Earlier on Friday, Yerevan announced four dead soldiers due to shelling on the border, Baku – two wounded. Later, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported that it had received a new medical opinion, according to which, as a result of intensive resuscitation, one of the four servicemen who were considered dead, Narek Poghosyan, had a heartbeat restored. The Ministry of Defense removed him from the list of the dead.

“On September 2, from 16:00 to 16:10, units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces opened fire from small arms on Armenian positions located in the Norabak region,” the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry said.

In turn, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied this information.

“The information spread by the Armenian side about the alleged shelling of the units of the Armenian armed forces on the border by the units of the Azerbaijani army on September 2 from 16:00 to 16:10 does not correspond to reality. We categorically refute the information spread by the Armenian Ministry of Defense,” the press service of Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reports.


Skirmishes periodically take place on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The last serious aggravation occurred on the night of September 13, 2022.


Last year, Yerevan and Baku, mediated by Russia, the United States and the European Union, began discussing a future peace treaty. At the end of May 2023, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that his country would recognize the sovereignty of Azerbaijan along with the territory of Karabakh, on a total area of ​​86.6 thousand square kilometers. Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan and Armenia may sign a peace treaty in the near future if Yerevan does not change its position.