An Azerbaijani civilian was killed on Wednesday (18 April) as a result of Armenian shelling of the village of Giyamaddinli in the Aghjabadi region, Azerbaijani official sources reported.
Rahim Hajiyev, who was 27 years old, was wounded from sharpnel wounds and transferred to Aghjabadi Central Hospital where he later died.
Aghjabadi Rayon is located 374 km away from the Azerbaijani capital Baku, and 45 km from Agdam. Many Kurds who were displaced from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh because of the conflict now live in the district.
photo: Map showing Aghjabadi rayon of Azerbaijan (in red) (picture courtesy of Wikipedia)
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"