THE INDEPENDENT. SNIPERS ON THE ARMENIAN BORDER

ARMENPRESS
1 June, 2012
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, JUNE 1, ARMENPRESS: Amid the hysteria generated by the
Eurovision Song Contest, we should not overlook the aggressive attitude
of Azerbaijan towards its neighbour Armenia, reports Armenpress citing
The Independent.

Last week, while participating in a scientific collaboration with
Armenian colleagues, I was in the north of Armenia and at various
points very close to the border with Azerbaijan. In one village
people came out of their houses to advise us not to drive further
along the road as Azeri snipers were regularly shooting across the
border. A number of people, peacefully working in their fields, and
even schoolchildren had been shot dead. Such incidents are widespread.

The purpose of such killings can only be to provoke retaliation
by Armenia.

This part of Armenia is ethnically Armenian and the inhabitants are
Christian and speak Armenian. Let us hope that democratic choice and
the rule of law will prevail.


From: Baghdasarian