Azerbaijani forces continued their attacks on Armenian border positions in Yeraskh, as well as on Artsakh Defense Army positions on Thursday, the defense ministries of Armenia and Artsakh reported.
Beginning at 5:20 p.m. local time on Thursday, Azerbaijani forces opened fire on Armenian positions in the Yeraskh region of the Ararat Province using different caliber firearms, as a result of which fields caught fire.
Azerbaijani forces attacked Artsakh Defense Forces on Wednesday using combat drones, a day after attempting to shoot at positions from near Shushi.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed Artsakh Defense Army reports about the Azerbaijani deployment of combat drones to attack Artsakh positions.
The Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday, August 12 confirmed Azerbaijan’s ceasefire violations against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).
“Over the past day, one violation of the ceasefire was registered,” the Russian peacekeeping contingent deployed in the region since the end of hostilities in late 2020 said in a statement.
“On August 11, 2021, at 7.29 am and 7.58 am, the Azerbaijani armed forces delivered two strikes with the use of combat quadcopters on the position of the armed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh….”
Regarding today’s fire in the direction of Yeraskh [village of Armenia’s Ararat Province], it should be noted that the Azerbaijani side is deliberately firing incendiary and exploding bullets….
The Artsakh Defense Army denies the report of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, alleging the Armenian side has opened fire toward Azeri positions on August 13….
According to the Artsakh Republic military, it is obvious that with these false statements the Azerbaijani side prepares grounds for future provocative actions….