Artsakh Republic Defense Ministry denied the statement of the Azerbaijani side about provocation by the Artsakh armed forces and loss of Artsakh soldier as a result.
“The information about provocation as a result of which an Armenian serviceman has been killed is another disinformation. The divisions of Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army are strictly following the ceasefire regime. Moreover relatively stable situation is maintained on the line of contact of Artsakh and Azerbaijani forces. We urge the Azerbaijani side to avoid the unpromising strategy of artificially escalating the situation and refrain from further escalation,” the statement said.