YEREVAN, June 5. / ARKA /. Two Armenian soldiers - Andranik Yeghoyan, 26 and Boris Gasparyan, 22 - received deadly wounds in the June 5 Azeri shelling, the Armenian defence ministry said.
"The Armenian defense ministry shares the pain of the heavy loss and expresses its support to family members, relatives and colleagues of the servicemen who died while protecting the borders of the Republic of Armenia," the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said it launched an inquiry into the details of the incident, adding also that Armenian forces control the situation on the contact line by implementing proportionate steps.
"These incidents are a logical continuation of recent actions of Azeri armed forces, acting in defiance of any peace-building initiative in an attempt to undermine the OSCE Minsk Group’s efforts to solve the Karabakh conflict,” the statement said. -0-