The Russian Defense Ministry's statement with reference to the Armenian side that two Armenian militants were wounded in the vicinity of Shusha on September 17 as a result of alleged firing by Azerbaijani Army units is surprising and regrettable, said Lieutenant-Colonel Anar Eyvazov, a spokesperson of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry,
"The incident was jointly investigated by the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the leadership of the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation.
As a result, it was determined that our units did not open fire on the mentioned date and in the indicated direction.
Strangely, the information obtained through an investigation done with the participation of both parties was subsequently presented in a completely different form.
The Azerbaijani side continues its efforts to ensure stability in the region and prevent possible provocations following the laws of our country, strictly adhering to the provisions of the tripartite statement," Anar Eyvazov said.