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Azerbaijani Forces Open Fire at Several Villages in Armenia’s Gegharkunik: Arman Tatoyan

The Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan wrote on his Facebook page:

"As of 10:30 a.m., alarming-calls are being received from civilians that the Azerbaijani armed forces are firing in the direction of Sotk, Kut, Azat, Norabak, Nerkin Shorja, Verin Shorja villages of Gegharkunik province of Armenia. In particular, the villages of Kut and Verin Shorja, situated in a vulnerable position, are directly targeted.

The shootings are intensive, and are fired from both small and large caliber weapons.
The Human Rights Defender of Armenia recorded the official statement of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, that these Azerbaijani military attacks have political motives. Therefore, the Defender draws the attention of international organizations to this statement.
The facts verified by the Gegharkunik regional subdivision of the Office of the Human Rights Defender confirm, that the shootings are constantly provoked by the Azerbaijani armed forces.
Those shootings are in the immediate vicinity of the Armenian villages, as well as at their direction, they have a common intention, and are violating the rights, life and peace of the civilian residents of Armenia".


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