by Marianna Mkrtchyan
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received today Philippe Lefort, European Union (EU) Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in
Georgia, who arrived in Armenia on a farewell visit.
As press-service of the president reported, Serzh Sargsyan expressed a deep concern over Azerbaijan's recent continuous provocations and ceasefire violations at the line of contact between the Karabakh-Azerbaijani opposing forces. He emphasized that these incidents are a serious obstacle before a progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process.
To recall, Azerbaijani subversive groups attempted to penetrate into the combat positions of the NKR Defense Army in the area of Jraberd, the northeast of contact line of the Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces, on Jan 19-20 night, according to the Arstakh Defense Ministry. The attempts of subversive action were prevented. Junior Sergeant Armen Hovhannissyan was killed in the crossfire. Hovhannissyan was posthumously awarded Medal For Bravery.