by Tatevik Shahunyan
Armenian Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan during today's meeting with Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, called on him to take effective measures, within his capacity, to reduce the tension on the Line of Contact, and reduce escalation at the line of contact between the armed forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
As press-service of Defense Ministry reported, Andrzej Kasprzyk, was purposefully invited to the Ministry because of yesterday's incident at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
The Minister said that in the created situation, the ongoing escalation of the situation at the border is fraught with grave consequences for the Azerbaijan party.
For his part, Kasprzyk expressed his concerns and promised to take measures to de-escalate the current situation on the Line of Contact.
To recall, two Armenian soldiers were killed by Azerbaijani snipers on Thursday on Armenia-Azerbaijan border in Ararat-Nakhchivan section. The Defense Ministry said Andranik Yegoyan (1988) and Boris Gasparyan (1992) were killed. According to the non-official data, the number of the killed soldiers reached five.
To note, ArmInfo received a signal yesterday from Eraskh village that residents of the border villages were being evacuated. But the information was not proved in Armenia's Defence Ministry and in Erashk village administration.
The situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is being fully controlled by the Armed Forces of Armenia, press-secretary of Defence Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, wrote at his Facebook page. At the same time, he called on all those who are ready to defend our borders, to apply to Armenia's Defence Ministry.