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Russian envoy visits hotspot on Armenian-Azerbaijani border

Russian envoy visits hotspot on Armenian-Azerbaijani border

August 17, 2021 – 13:53 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Russian Ambassador to Armenia Sergey Kopyrkin has visited a number of border checkpoints in Yeraskh, Ararat province, the Russian Embassy reports.

Kopyrkin has met with the Armenian and Russian border guards of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia in Armenia.

Visiting one of the outposts, Kopyrkin and his family laid flowers at the bust of border guard A.P. Koryakov, who died when fighting saboteurs who had infiltrated from Turkey in 1948.

On August 16, at around 18:10, the subdivisions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces once again resorted to provocations, firing from various caliber firearms on the Armenian positions in Gegharkunik province. Armenian serviceman Arman Hakobyan, born in 2002, received a fatal gunshot wound as a result of an intense firefight. According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, the Azerbaijani military suffered at least three casualties and wounded. Another Armenian serviceman was killed in Azerbaijan’s sniper attack a day earlier.

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