YEREVAN, STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources)—The defense ministries of Armenia and Karabakh Wednesday called Azerbaijan’s latest attempt at misinformation an “immoral” and “cheap” effort to ward off criticism of its own cease fire violations.
The Azeri defense ministry on Wednesday alleged that Karabakh forces had shot and killed a nine-year-old Azeri boy in a village close to what is known as the line of contact.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Ministry called the Azeri allegations “immoral” and explained that Karabakh positions have continuously been under fire and Karabakh forces “did not unduly respond to provocative actions taken by the enemy.”
Armenia’s Defense Ministry refuted Azeri claims and its spokesperson, Davit Karapetyan called this latest wave of Azeri propaganda cheap and shameful.
“The statement of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry is nothing but an attempt to salvage its own credibility, which was seriously damaged by the incident at the line of contact ahead of the presidential meeting on March 5, as a result of which an Armenian soldier was shot dead,” said Karapetyan.
“Those who spread misinformation should understand that such cheap acts not only do not persuade the international community, but also are shameful,” since, in this case, the Azeris are using a child to paint a gruesome picture of the victim, said Karapetyan.