Armenian troopers take their place on the entrance line in Tavush area, Armenia, on July 14, 2020. (Armenian Protection Ministry Press Service/AP Picture)
It stated the soldier was killed when Azeri forces fired at Armenian servicemen who had tried to forestall Azerbaijan finishing up “fortification works” on the border.
Azerbaijan’s protection ministry stated Armenian forces had fired at Azeri positions on Wednesday, and certainly one of its troopers had been wounded.
Relations are tense between Azerbaijan and Armenia following six weeks of combating final 12 months by which Azeri troops drove ethnic Armenian forces out of swathes of territory they’d lengthy managed in and across the Nagorno–Karabakh enclave.
Final 12 months’s combating in Nagorno–Karabakh, which is internationally acknowledged as a part of Azerbaijan, resulted in a ceasefire brokered by Russia.
Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics, are watched carefully overseas for any risk to Azeri fuel and oil pipelines and the chance of regional powers Turkey and Russia being dragged into any battle.
By Maxim Rodionov