A GROUP OF ARMENIAN SCOUTS ATTEMPT TO TRESPASS AZERBAIJANI BORDER WITH ONE SCOUT KILLED IN THE RESULT – UPDATED
July 21 2008
According to spokesman for the Armenian Defense Minister col.Seyran
Shakhsuvaryan, the statements of the Azerbaijani side of the attempt
of Armenian scouts to trespass the Azerbaijani border is another
attempt to mislead the world community and its own population.
"The information is false", noted Shakhsuvaryan.
He explained death of Armenian serviceman Gora Manasyan by saying
that serviceman of one of the frontier units Manasyan lost his way
and was shot dead by Azerbaijani servicemen, while now, he says,
the Azerbaijani side sets the murder of an Armenian soldier as a
fight with scouts.
"Azerbaijani side deliberately conceals or does not want to admit
that the killed soldier was not equipped the way required for scouts",
The body of the killed soldier is on the Azerbaijani side. Armenia
intends to undertake active steps to return the body to the relatives.
Armenian Defense Minister has refuted information of the Azerbaijani
Defense Ministry about an attempt of a group of Armenian scouts to
trespass the border of the neighbor country.
"This announcement is another propagandist action of Baku, which does
not fall within any reasonable frames", said spokesman for Armenian
Defense Minister, Seyran Shahsuvaryan, according to Interfax.
"Moreover, such disinformation threatens the negotiation process on the
peaceful resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict", added Shahsuvaryan.
A group of Armenian scouts attempted to trespass the Azerbaijani border
in the direction of the Aghdam village of Tovuz on July 19, Azerbaijan,
said spokesman for Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Eldar Sabiroghlu.
He said their attempt was averted by the Azerbaijani servicemen. One
of the scouts was killed and the rest retreated.
The body and the gun of the killed Armenian scout Gor Mikhailovich
Manasyan remained on the Azerbaijani side.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress