Russian journalist came under fire in Karabagh

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Dmitry Yelovskiy, deputy editor-in-chief of the Russian TV channel Dozhd, came under fire in the town of Martuni, the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. This was stated by the channel’s chief editor Tikhon Dziadko.

Yelovsky was not injured and is now in a bomb shelter, Dziadko told Interfax.

Journalists from the French newspaper Le Monde also came under fire in Martouni. According to the information center under the Armenian government, the shooting was carried out from the Azerbaijani side and two people were injured.

The aggravation of the situation in unrecognized Karabagh happened on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of shelling and killing military and peaceful population.

According to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani forces are supported by the Turkish army. Ankara and Baku called that information unreliable.

Karabakh announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988, but Azerbaijan considers the unrecognized republic its territory.