ArmInfo. Due to the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian- Azerbaijani border, caused by the events of July 12 this year by clashes in the Tavush direction, the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas initiated the holding of July 13 this year. emergency meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council. This is stated in the message of the CSTO press service.
It should be noted that the day before, at around 12:30, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, for reasons unknown to the Armenian side, attempted to violate the state border of the Republic of Armenia in the Tavush direction by UAZ car. After warning the Armenian side, leaving the UAZ car, the enemy troops returned to their positions. At 13:45, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, using artillery fire, tried to capture the Armenian stronghold, but were thrown back by the fire, incurring loss of manpower. There are no losses from the Armenian side.
Toward evening, the enemy resumed shelling of Armenian positions, in the direction of a strong point that had not previously been captured. All night the Azerbaijani Armed Forces subjected to intensive firing of 82 mm mortars and tanks from the aforementioned strong point.
As it became known, in the morning, after two or three hours of calm, the enemy resumed provocative actions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border in the Tavush direction, and continued shelling of Armenian positions.
The Armenian side warned the enemy that all responsibility for further aggravation of the situation would fall on the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan. According to the official statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, during the incident yesterday, three servicemen of the Azerbaijani army were killed and four were injured. It is also worth noting that in connection with this situation, the Turkish Foreign Ministry made a statement expressing unconditional support to Azerbaijan.