The President of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Bako Sahakyan on Friday (28 August) convened his National Security Council to discuss the situation on the line of contact separating Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Sahakyan's Press Service said that he subsequently gave instructions to the members of the Council present. NKR Defence Minister Levon Mnatsakanyan was among those attending the meeting.
No further details are available but the meeting occured as both sides continue to report cease fire violations, and giving widely differing accounts of incidents happening on the front line.
It was not possible for commonspace.eu to verify the details of the incidents. The Armenian side says that it had intercepted an infiltration group of around fifteen persons on Thursday night and that the Azerbaijani side suffered casualties as they were withdrawing. However the Azerbaijani side has denied the incident outright, saying it never happened.
photo: The president of the self declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Bako Sahakyan, addressing members of his National Security Council in Stepanakert on Friday, 28 August 2015. (picture courtesy of www.president.nkr.am)
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An incident at a military facility of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic resulted in three Armenian soldiers killed and one seriously injured. It is not clear what the exact circumstances of the incident were, but for the moment it is being treated as an accident.