Armenian media, citing reports from the authorities of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, say that an incident took place early on Thursday morning (25 January)near the South-eastern part of the line of contact close to the village of Kuropatkino. The sources say that an infiltration attempt was repulsed, and that Azerbaijani forces suffered casulaties.
Azerbaijani military sources later in the day denied the incident had taken place, and say that the situation on the line of contact is calm.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"