Russias Head of Federal Security Border Guard Service Department Sergei Grechin informed ITAR-TASS, that two days ago, Mustafa Ulker has crossed the Armenian-Turkish border for a particular reason. He opened fire on the Russian border guard, and then tried to escape in the direction of the Armenian territory. The Russian border guards open fire, by wounding the escaping man. The Russian Border guarding department in Armenia set up an investigation, he said.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry responds
A statement regarding the incident by the Turkish Foreign Ministry: They “strongly condemn the fact, that a fire was opened on an innocent citizen,” the Turkish foreign ministry said – Ulkere has crossed the border inadvertently, there was no need to make use of such disproportionate force for such an ordinary case.”