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Andranik Kocharyan: Armenia shot down several Azerbaijani drones,  including a suicide drone

Andranik Kocharyan: Armenia shot down several Azerbaijani drones,  including a suicide drone

ArmInfo. Armenia shot down several drones of the Azerbaijani side, one of which is a suicide drone. This was announced from the rostrum by the head of the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Security, MP from the "My Step" faction Andranik Kocharyan.

The lawmaker, in particular, said: "The enemy's actions, in fact,  were suppressed. Discussion of this issue at other platforms depends  on how each of the sides behaves".

To note, yesterday at about around 12:30 pm, 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 the Armenian side warned them, the  enemy troops left the "UAZ" car, returned to their positions.  At  1:45 pm, 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.  At the 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 fired  intensively using 82 mm mortars and tanks at the aforementioned  strong point.  As it became known, in the morning, after two or three  hours of calm, the enemy resumed provocative actions at 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 an  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. But, the media is  already circulating information about 17 killed Azerbaijani soldiers. 

The situation is still tense, the enemy fired at the Chinari border  community with mortar shells, there were no civilian casualties, but  the residential building was damaged.


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