On June 28 from 01:30 Baku Armed Forces  opened artillery fire in the direction of Martuni and Martakert, using UAVs as well. There are 4 casualties from the Armenian side. 

“The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, continuously spreading disinformation in previous days as if the units of the Defence Army violate the ceasefire, and, in particular, on June 27, by disseminating a false statement about the wounding of the Azerbaijani AF serviceman by the Armenian side fire, created an informational basis for another provocation. The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Artsakh will make an additional statement,” the Artsakh Republic Ministry of Defense added.

Artsakh Republic Defense Ministry released the names of the Defense Army servicemen killed on 28 June as a result of another Azerbaijani provocation in the direction of Martakert and Martuni.

The dead servicemen are Armo Abgaryan, Samvel Torosyan, Yervand Tadevosyan and Gagik Balayan.

The government of Western Armenia keeps in the center of attention all the events taking place both in and outside Armenia.

Paying special attention to any incident against Armenia, we assess the situation and take appropriate steps.

Incident of June 28, 2023 is another provocation of the Turkish-Azerbaijani tandem, which aims to prevent the interference of any international structure in domestic affairs.

The tandem is overdue, it is time to integrate into new geopolitical processes and understand the phenomena of the real world.

The Turkish-Azerbaijani tandem is moving with the old methods, not realizing that it is impossible to play with the indigenous people, such as the Armenian people and its part Artsakh.

The moment of retribution has come, justice will be served, no matter how heavy the price.

Our government represented by President of Western Armenia Armenak Abrahamyan and the whole Armenian people expresses its deepest condolences to the family of the soldier, who died for the freedom and independence of the Motherland, bowing its head before the graves, promises – we will compensate for every drop of blood, continuing the sacred cause.