STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Two Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Defense Army servicemen were wounded on April 17, according to the NKR Defense Ministry. Violating the ceasefire nearly 50 times, Azerbaijani Armed Forces fired various caliber weapons along the NKR Line of Contact (LoC) on the night of April 17-18.
On April 17, two NKR Defense Army servicemen, Erik Matevosyan (b. 1991) and Azad Barsamyan (b. 1996), were wounded when Azerbaijan opened fire on military positions in the northern section of the LoC.
The Azerbaijani forces also attempted a diversion operation with a 20-person unit in the eastern (Agna) direction. The NKR Defense Army intercepted and blocked the attempt. The ministry noted that Azerbaijan had fired 82-mm mortars in the northeastern (Martakert) direction.
The NKR Defense Army remains resolute in monitoring the LoC, announced the NKR Defense Ministry in a statement.