STEPANAKERT—Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Ministry announced that three soldiers were killed and two were wounded over the weekend by Azeri sniper fire and vowed retaliation.
The Karabakh defense ministry said Vazgen Bashkhian was killed on Friday, while two other soldiers were killed Saturday during a barrage of sniper fire from the Azeri direction.
The top military brass is prepared to take measures to prevent “acts of sabotage,” according a source at the defense ministry.
Speaking to Tert.am on condition of anonymity, the source said the defense ministry is planning “large-scale punitive” actions on the Karabakh-Azerbaijan border,
The Karabakh defense ministry also said the sabotage by Azerbaijan comes to prove that Azerbaijan is not committed to implementing agreements reached during negotiations with international mediators.
The statement added that Azerbaijan was continuing its unrestrained attacks with impunity.
“This behavior deserves the most severe condemnation by the international community,” said a statement issued by Armenia’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday.