"Before declaring a ceasefire yesterday hot battles took place all night, the enemy tried to carry out military operations in the southern direction", Artsrun Hovhannisyan, representative of the RA Ministry of Defense, said during a briefing.
According to him, yesterday and until noon today the enemy had about 200 casualties, as well as 3 destroyed UAVs, 4 vehicles and other small equipment.
"Hours before the ceasefire was announced, the enemy's actions got more intensified, but our armed forces pushed back all the advances. At the moment, the ceasefire is mainly maintained, as it was announced, from 12:00, despite the fact that provocations were carried out in some places, and we have responded to them.
In particular, before the ceasefire was declared, small groups of reconnaissance and sabotage units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces tried to infiltrate into the town of Hadrut. The provocation was carried out before the ceasefire comes in forcce with the calculation that after the declaration it will already be registered as a fact", Artsrun Hovhannisyan said.