December 29, 2016 - 12:20 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia's Foreign Ministry is taking corresponding measures to respond to the attempted subversive attack by Azerbaijan, spokesman Tigran Balayan said, according to Aysor.am.
Azerbaijani troops attempted a subversive attack near the village of Chinari in Armenia's Tavush province in the early hours of Thursday, December 29, a Defense Ministry spokesman said in a Facebook post.
"The Armenian Armed Forces started a fight against the rival," Artsrun Hovhannisyan said. "Sniper rifles and grenade launchers are currently being used, the Armenian troops completely control the situation, thwarting the Azeris' attacks."
A deputy commander of the Armenian army, Hayk Petrosyan said Thursday that the situation in the border village of Chinari is currently calm.
Around 40 ceasefire violations by the Azerbaijani army were registered on the contact line with Nagorno Karabakh overnight on December 28-29. Azeri troops, in particular, fired more than 750 shots from various caliber firearms.