Russia and Canada in war of words over Armenia embassy

  • The Russian embassy in Yerevan has condemned a Canadian Foreign Ministry statement that described the move to open a Canadian embassy in Yerevan as a way to “push back on Russian influence.”
  • Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan met with the Spanish parliamentary speaker Meritxell Batet in Madrid.
  • Azerbaijani forces opened fire in the direction of Khachik village in Armenia’s Vayots Dzor region, according to the Armenian Defense Ministry, which reported no casualties.