As tensions rise in the Karabakh region, Azerbaijan said Monday that Armenia has shelled its military positions 10 times in the past 24 hours.
In six incidents, Armenian forces opened fire "from positions in the direction of Basarkechar, Garakilsi and Gorus regions" on Azerbaijani military units, "in the direction of Kelbajar and Lachin regions," the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Another 4 cases were recorded as a result of periodic shooting with sniper rifles and weapons of different caliber from Azerbaijani army positions in the direction of Kelbajar, Goranboy and Fizuli regions by members of illegal Armenian armed groups in Azerbaijani territory.
The Ministry stated that there were no losses of personnel or military equipment, adding that the Azerbaijani military in all cases took "adequate response measures."
The report stresses that "the Armenian military-political leadership bears full responsibility for the tension that has recently arisen on the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, as well as on the territory of Azerbaijan, where Russian peacekeepers are temporarily stationed.
At the same time, the Armenian side denies Azerbaijan's statement.
"The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry continues spreading disinformation stating that RA Armed Forces units have been shelling Azerbaijani positions located in several directions of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border for the past few days. The situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is stable, it is under the control of the Armenian Armed Forces," reads a Facebook post by the Defense Ministry of Yerevan.