Over 300 instances of ceasefire violation by Azerbaijani troops were reported on the line of contact with the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) armed forces on the night of Jan 28. Azerbaijan fired 7000 shots from various caliber weapons including RPG, SPG and AGS-type mortars and grenade launchers towards the Artsakh positions. The Karabakh frontline units continue controlling the situation at the frontline, retaliating in case of necessity. “Armenian forces take every effort to prevent the renewal of a full scale war,” Defense Minister said commenting on the Azeri-triggered frontline escalation. Seyran Ohanyan said he sees no tendencies for a renewal of hostilities at present. "Preventive measures will be taken. The rival is mistaken believing we'll be remaining passive out of respect for the ceasefire agreement. At any given time we're capable of turning the rival's territory into a hot spot," the official said. "Azerbaijan seeks to escalate the situation amid the multitude of own internal and foreign policy issues, with no regard for human losses. So if we are to choose between observation of ceasefire and provision of peace, we'll take every effort to achieve the latter." In conclusion, Ohanyan noted that current situation does not require the CSTO interference, with Armenia capable of controlling the situation.