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Two Foreign Citizens Injured as Azerbaijan Fires at U.S. Affiliated Metallurgical Plant in Yeraskh

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In an alarming incident, two foreign citizens were injured as the Azerbaijani Armed Forces targeted a metallurgical plant under construction in Yeraskh, Ararat province, Armenia. The plant, a significant civil object supported by foreign investments, is affiliated with a U.S. company and became the target of an attack by the Azerbaijani side.

The Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan had earlier disseminated disinformation at around 11:30 a.m., falsely alleging that the RA Armed Forces opened fire on Azerbaijani combat positions near the Yeraskh settlement. Regrettably, this misinformation was utilized as a basis for a subsequent attack. Merely 10-15 minutes later, at around 11:45 a.m., the Azerbaijani forces indeed unleashed fire in the same direction, resulting in injuries to the two foreign citizens.

As per reports from Armenia's Defense Ministry, the health condition of the injured foreign employees is currently assessed as moderate. The Ministry of Health of Armenia has confirmed that the necessary medical care is being provided to the victims.

We would like to remind our readers that on June 13, at 6:40 p.m., units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces fired from different caliber rifles towards Armenian positions located in the Yeraskh sector. Fortunately, there were no casualties on the Armenian side. However, the attack caused damage to a civilian car and other objects in the Yeraskh vicinity.

Armenia has strongly condemned the attack on the U.S. affiliated metallurgical plant and has raised concerns over the dissemination of disinformation by Azerbaijan, further escalating the ongoing tensions between the two nations.

In the wake of the attack, EU monitors visited the construction site of the metallurgical factory in Yeraskh, as confirmed by Deputy Foreign Minister Vahan Kostanyan. The presence of EU monitors demonstrates the international concern surrounding the incident.

The Defense Ministry had previously reported that two Indian nationals working at the site were wounded as Azerbaijani forces opened fire in the direction of the plant. This incident has heightened attention from international observers and authorities alike.


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