The situation related to the military conflict on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border was relatively calm on the night of July 19-20, spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan said on Monday, July 20.
“On July 19, 2020, relative peace has been preserved at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The enemy violated the ceasefire regime 9 times, firing about 137 shots at Armenian positions,” the head of the ministry wrote on Facebook.
According to her, the shots were fired in the area of the Armenian village of Chambarak, and the enemy was suppressed by backfire.
The situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border deteriorated on July 12. That day, military clashes between servicemen of the two countries took place in the Tovuz region of Azerbaijan.
Three Azerbaijani servicemen died, and two Armenian officers were killed in Yerevan. On July 16, Azerbaijani servicemen fired from howitzers of D-30 at Armenian border villages Aygepar and Movses and made an attempt of diversion.
After that, according to the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry, the situation on the border was calm for several days.
On July 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan with the country’s Security Council, expressing concern about the conflict.