January 29, 2014 - 16:52 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Union regrets the situation on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the head of the EU representative office to Azerbaijan Malena Mard said in Baku Jan 29, Azeri media reported.
"The EU is closely monitoring the situation," she said. "The peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict was discussed at negotiations with the Azerbaijani side during the recent visit of the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Philippe Lefort."
"The OSCE Minsk Group deals with the conflict settlement," she said. "The EU is ready to listen to the mediators and both sides’ proposals on the conflict settlement."
Simultaneous attempts of penetration by the Azerbaijani subversive groups were recorded on January 19-20 in the north-eastern (Jraberd) and south-eastern (Korgan) directions of the line of contact . The front units of the armed forces of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic noticed the actions of the Azerbaijani subversive groups and started an organized defense in both directions.
The rival was thrown back suffering palpable human and material losses. Junior Sergeant Armen Hovhannisyan died from the wounds he received during the exchange of fire in the north-eastern direction.
Also, as a result of the continuous firing from the Azerbaijani side, a 16-year-old girl was wounded in her leg on Thursday, Jan 23 night in Aygepar village of Armenia’s Tavush province.
Intensive fire was registered in the direction of Armenian border villages of Nerkin Karmraghbyur, Aygepar, Chinari and Movses, RA Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan told PanARMENIAN.Net
The injured girl underwent a surgery in the hospital of Berd town and later discharged, according to Ankakh.com.
“The Azeris fired upon houses, roofs. Now the firing has stopped,” one of Aygepar residents told Razm.info.
According to Nerkin Karmraghbyur’s page on Facebook, the firing ceased at about 5 am Friday. No one was injured; roofs of some houses were damaged.
Earlier, village administration head Manvel Kamendatyan said that the electricity was turned off to avoid ignition.
Meanwhile, Azeri media outlets spread reports alleging that a woman was wounded by Armenians. However, no official comments followed.