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Three soldiers wounded as Azerbaijani forces open fire at Armenian positions in Gegharkunik – Defense Ministry

Three Armenian servicemen were injured after the Azerbaijani troops opened fire at the Armenian positions stationed in the Gegharkunik section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on Friday evening, the Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding the injuries are not life-threatening.

Expert: Armenia, Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh] will face stronger regional and geopolitical confrontation in near future

Armenian security expert Tigran Abrahamyan, the head of the analytical center Henaket, reacted to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s statement on the West.

“Now our Western colleagues are trying to expand their presence, including the military one, along the perimeter of our borders, including Central Asia and Transcaucasia,” Lavrov said.

“The fact that Russia clearly understands the key objective of Turkey taking a more active role in our region and its consequences is not even a subject of debate,” Abrahamyan wrote on Facebook on Friday.