ArmInfo. The rhetoric of political and military blackmail with the authorities and people of Artsakh is fraught with irreversible consequences and a humanitarian catastrophe in the region. Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan wrote about this on his Facebook page. He also noted in particular: "The Defense Army, with the unconditional support of the Armenian people, is ready not only to protect our territorial integrity and people's security, but also, if necessary, to liberate the occupied territories of the Republic of Artsakh."
On July 12, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces fired at Armenian positions in the Tavush direction of the border and tried to attack them. As a result of return fire from the Armenian side, the enemy returned to their original positions, having suffered losses. On the morning of July 13, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces resumed shelling the Armenian positions. Until July 17, with some interruptions, shelling of Armenian border villages was also carried out. Azerbaijan lost at least 13 people, as well as several tanks and 14 attack and reconnaissance drones. The number of victims from the Armenian side reached 5.