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Armenian Ambulance Carrying Wounded Serviceman Attacked by Azerbaijani Forces

Armenian Ambulance Carrying Wounded Serviceman

In a concerning development, the units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces unleashed gunfire against Armenian combat positions near Sotk at approximately 4:15 p.m. on May 17. This hostile act resulted in the injury of a serviceman from the Republic of Armenia's Ministry of Defence.

Alarming reports followed, as the situation took a more sinister turn. The same Azerbaijani units targeted an ambulance carrying the wounded serviceman, showing disregard for humanitarian norms and the sanctity of medical aid. Tragically, the paramedic onboard the ambulance was also wounded in the enemy's fire.

Armenia’s Ministry of Defence has announced that additional information regarding the health condition of the wounded servicemen and the injured paramedic will be made available soon.

These aggressive actions come amidst heightened tensions in the region, further exacerbating the already delicate situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Such acts of violence raise concerns about the potential for further escalation and underscore the need for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict.

As the situation unfolds, international attention remains focused on the need to protect civilians and uphold humanitarian principles, ensuring the safety of medical personnel and the unimpeded transport of wounded individuals.

The incident in Armenia’s Sotk serves as a stark reminder of the fragile nature of the current situation and the importance of finding a lasting solution to prevent further loss of life and ensure the well-being of civilians caught in the crossfire.

The Azerbaijani aggression has a long history, and incidents like the recent attacks near Sotk underscore the urgent need for sustained efforts to achieve lasting peace in the South Caucasus region. Diplomatic channels and dialogue remain critical in finding a resolution that respects the rights and security of all Armenians involved.


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