STEPANAKERT (Armradio) — Hours after the OSCE monitoring in Martakert region, the Azerbaijani side violated the ceasefire at tahe line of contact, leaving an Armenian soldier killed. This testifies to the fact that the Azerbaijan ignores the mediating efforts targeted at the settlement of the Karabakh issue, Armenia’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The Azerbaijani side used artillery weapons of different calibers, mortars and grenade launchers as it violated the agreement on ceasefire starting from 19:30, May 11.

According to the NKR Defense Ministry, private of the NKR Defense Army Armen Hrayr Martirosyan, born in 1996, was killed in Azeri firing in the northern direction of the line of contact at about 20:00, the Ministry said.

Investigation into the details of the case is under way.

The activeness of the rival was pressured as a result of retaliatory measures taken by the front divisions of the NKR Defense Army.

The fact that the incident occurred hours after the OSCE monitoring in Martakert region comes to prove the urgency of implementation of investigation mechanisms, the Armenian Defense Ministry said.

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