Azerbaijan forces opened fire on workers of the Artsakh Water and Sewage Service who were repairing a damaged water pipe near the road leading to Shushi on Monday, killing one civilian and injuring three others, Artsakh’s National Security Service reported.
The incident took place at around 3 p.m. local time. The victims were transported to the Stepanakert Hospital, where one of them, a 48-year-old truck driver, was pronounced dead and the other three were being treated.
Angelina Isakhanyan, a spokesperson for Artsakh’s Health Ministry, told Artsakh Public Radio that one of the wounded workers were taken into surgery, adding that the injuries sustained were not life threatening. She said they had sustained gun shot wounds to their arm, neck, and chest.
The shooting forced the closure of the nearby Stepanakert-Shushi-Berdzor road, which later was opened to through traffic on both sides.
Artsakh’s law enforcement bodies, together with the Russian peacekeeping forces, are currently investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Armenia’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the attack, pointing out that this was the second incident Azerbaijani attack in a month that has resulted in civilian casualties.
“We strongly condemn the gross violation of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani armed forces, which was established by the Statement of November 9, 2020. It worth noting that the incident took place on the eve of the first anniversary of the signing of the Trilateral Statement and on the day of the visit of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to Shushi, where another statement full of Armenophobic rhetoric and threats of use of force was delivered,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
“The consistent Armenophobic rhetoric of Azerbaijan’s top leader, the repeated incidents of violation of the ceasefire clearly demonstrate the hollow nature of the statements made by official Baku on the normalization of relations between Armenia and the Armenian people,” the ministry added.
“We are convinced that the proper investigation of such crimes and the bringing of those responsible to justice can prevent further attacks on the civilian population,” the ministry said.
What investigation? Where’s the retaliation?
What defeatists we have become under the inexperienced reporter Nikol with absolutely zero skills in politics, diplomacy or leadership. The man and his even less experienced FM are destroying our nation bit by bit, giving away lands, acting like cowards and refusing to protect our borders.
This has emboldened the turks and that is the worst outcome. Fear has crept into the minds of our pathetic leaders.
All this is happening and still they want to sit and have talks for opening the borders. So far not a single agreement was honored by this terrorist “AZ” criminal state. I cant understand why bother to have further negotiations. Just as well Iran is pushing for its involvement of borders.
It’s the result of Armenians flirting with US.
It can’t be that stupid for the Armenians. Wouldn’t the people who committed massacre and genocide in 1992 not see the fascist Armenians?
the children who escaped that day at the age of 4 or 5, those children who ran away with my bare feet, 40% of the Armenian army was destroyed in 2020
The children who survived that massacre saved their homeland.
KARABGH IS AZERBAIJAN.
You are a typical mentally-handicapped Azerbarani sheep. Institutionally brainwashed since childhood to believe all the nonsense you printed here and to hate the indigenous Armenians whose lands your filthy tribe has occupied for over a century. The lands of several native ethnic groups, such as the Talysh, Lezgi, Avar,Tat and Udi, are still under the occupation of your despicable Azerbarani tribe. There is NO truth in anything you said. It is all a bunch of lies and without lies fabricated by your fake historians and coward leaders you would not have a homeland.
You fake Azerbarani state, a gas station disguised as a country, was artificially invented 103 years ago in 1918 for the first time in the history of the region on occupied Armenian and Persian lands by pseudo-Russian criminal Soviets and your genocidal terrorist Turkish pimps from Central Asia. Up until your devastating and humiliating defeat in 1994 no one knew who you were. No one knew what Azerbaijan was or where it was located. It took the Armenians bringing you down to your knees, handing you a humiliating defeat, despite your massive oil wealth and three to four times the population, to put your artificial state on the map! You need to thank the Armenians for that!
In 1994 Liberation War, Armenians lost 6,150 soldiers but killed 37,500 Azerbarani soldiers (65% of total Azerbarani armed forces) and gave you the “alley of shehids” to remember what Armenians can do to you when you alone come face to face with them. But the 2020 war was not a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It was an imposed war preplanned by terrorist Turkey because for thirty years you could not do anything. It was a war between a small Armenia defense force of the conflict zone, with some conscripts and volunteers from Armenia, AND the combined forces of terrorist Turkey (NATO), incompetent Azerbaijan, terrorist Pakistan, fatherless Syrian ISIS jihadists AND advanced weapon supplies from former Soviet republics such as Belarus and morally-bankrupt Zionist Israel.
Even with all these forces you could not get what you wanted. Armenians with 100% Armenian population of 150 thousand are still in Stepanakert with their armed forces living there like they always did. Before the war there were no Russians here in thirty years. But now your Russian enemies are now back again with their big guns and are not going anywhere. You are surrounded. What are you going to do now? How are you going to drive the Russians out this time? Along with the Armenian armed forces the Russians have full control of “karabakh” now and today you are facing not just the Armenians but the Russians too. You may have won the battle, run and dictated by terrorist Turkey and all the other forces I mentioned, but you have lost the war because in reality you have not gained anything. You have much bigger problems now than you had before. Your plans failed once again. Other than a few regions “karabakh” is still under Armenian control and guarded by Russian forces. Your biggest nightmare has come true!
You Azerbarani illiterate sheep, whatever happened in 1992 was the work of pan-Turkic Azerbarani Islamo-fascist Popular Front, headed by Abulfaz Elchibey, to steal power from pro-Russian Azerbarani first post-Soviet president Ayaz Mutalibov by using civilians as human shields. Filthy Azerbarani Popular Front sacrificed your own people to force Azerbarani president out and take over his government. You are not fooling anyone! We know all about your terrorist tactics you Azerbarani subhuman scum.
1994 Armenian Liberation War Casualties
Azerbarani: 37,500 (65% of total Azerbarani armed forces)
2016 4-Day April War Casualties:
Azerbarani: 1,000 with 2,000 wounded
2020 War Casualties:
Armenian: 3,800 – 5,000
Azerbarani: 22,000 – 25,000 (30,000 according to Najmaddin Sadikov ousted Azerbarani army chief)
Şəhidlər xiyabanı mubarek olsun!!
Qarabağ (ARTSAKH-Արցախ) Ermənistandır!
Azərbaycan Ermənilərin və Farslarin dir!
Armenia is the third world African country in this region. There is no annual income of 3 billion dollars. a poor hungry country will save my russia and prepare you for the azerbaijani citizenship by the Armenian minority in 25 thousand khanates.
Go back to kindergarten and get some education you illiterate idiot. You are talking from your rear end. A typical Azerbarani sheep who does not know anything about history and politics except for what his coward filthy leaders tell him to repeat. You don’t have a brain of your own to think for yourself and it is quite obvious from your poor writing and empty nonsense. I don’t know who and what you are but if I were to guess I would say you are either a street shish-kebob vendor, a cab driver or a garbage collector.
Here is a piece of real history for you:
For the sake of discussion, let’s put aside and forget the fact that Azerbaijan is a terrorist illegitimate state which never existed in the entire history of the region and was artificially invented 103 years ago on occupied Armenian and Persian lands.
Now, according to artificial Azerbaijani constitution adopted in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union, this illegitimate terrorist state declared itself as the successor state to the first so-called Azerbaijani democratic republic of 1918. But at this time and during this illegitimate republic and until 1921 “karabakh”, real name Artsakh, was part of Armenia and NOT Azerbaijan democratic republic. The illegal transfer of “karabakh” from Armenia to artificial Azerbaijan took place in 1921 under Soviet Union when Azerbaiajn republic had become Azerbaijan-SSR. Since according to your own leaders Azerbaijan of 1991 is NOT successor state to Azerbaijan-SSR but a successor state to Azerbaijan democratic republic of 1918 THEREFORE “karabakh” stays outside of Azerbaijan and NOT inside! In other words, even according to your own leadership, you have NO legal rights to “karabakh” at all. Furthermore, the Soviet Union was internationally an unrecognized state in 1921 and became recognized internationally only a year or two later which means whatever territorial criminal acts was committed by Soviet Union is also illegal!
Your Russia you say? Are you the love child of a drunk Russian sailor? I can’t stop laughing at you. If Russia is your daddy then what is Turkey? Your step-daddy or 2nd daddy? Does coward Aliyev’s pimp Muslim Turkish terrorist Er-dog-an take second place next to your Orthodox Christian daddy Russia?
Armenians with Azerbaijani citizenship? NOT even in your wildest imaginations! I am betting you will cease to exist long before that happens. Iranian massive army is getting ready to invade you now that you have their arch-enemy Zionists there. Your pimp Er-dog-an looks like he is suffering from a deadly disease and is kept alive with drugs and he won’t be around much longer for you to pimp out against the Armenians any more. A 67 year old man who looks like 87. All illegitimate states come to an end. Your illegitimate and artificial state will be destroyed sooner or later. It is just a matter of time!