Updated 0900 GMT
The President of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Bako Sahakyan, on Thursday (8 February) signed a decree awarding serviceman Hayk Kalantaryan the Medal for Service in Battle post humously. The twenty year old soldier was killed yesterday in the Karabakh conflict zone.
Azerbaijan earlier said that it repulsed an Armenian "provocation" in the Fizuli District on the line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone, killing one Armenian soldier and seriously wounding two others.
The Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence was commenting about Armenian media reports that an Armenian soldier serving with the military formations of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was killed by Azerbaijani fire on Wednesday (7 February). The deceased soldier was named as twenty-year old Hayk Kalantaryan.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: 20 year Hayk Kalantaryan
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan told Armenian MPs discussions on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will continue in June in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group process.
On Tuesday, Armenian foreign ministry spokesperson Tigran Balayan told the Armenian media that the Azerbaijani side was carrying out engineering works at the Nakhchivan sector of the border, and that this "poses a danger to Armenian military positions".