Armenia denies reports about Turkish warplanes approaching Yerevan at an air strike distance


YEREVAN, August 4. /ARKA/. Shushan Stepanyan, a spokeswoman for Armenian defense ministry, has denied today media reports claiming that Turkish warplanes participating in a joint military exercise with Azerbaijan in the latter’s exclave Nakhichevan, approached the Armenian capital city Yerevan at an air strike distance.

Stepanyan said also that the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijan border in late August 2 and early August 3 hours was relatively calm.

“The Azerbaijani side fired about 95 shots from firearms in the direction of the Armenian positions, violating the ceasefire 8 times,” Stepanyan wrote on Facebook.

The joint military exercise involving land and air elements of the Turkish and Azerbaijani armies was launched on July 29 will run until August 10. It is being conducted on the territories of Azerbaijan, including also Baku, Gyanja, Kurdamir and Yevlakh.

The exercise was launched on July 29 after the tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated as a result of Azerbaijani’s attack against Armenian positions in the Armenian Tavush province.


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