Armenia says in control of situation amid Azerbaijan's encroachment

Armenia says in control of situation amid Azerbaijan's encroachment

PanARMENIAN.Net - Acting Armenian Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan has said the situation on the border with Azerbaijan, including Sev Lake where the Azeris have positioned themselves and the adjacent roads, is under the control of the Armenian army.

In a phone conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Harutyunyan informed the Russian side about the actions of the Armenian troops in the current situation.

While stressing the need for a peaceful resolution of the situation, the Armenian defense chief said any encroachment on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia is unacceptable.

On the morning of May 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan violated the border of Armenia in the southern province of Syunik, advancing 3.5 kilometers and surrounding Sev Lake, which is situated on the border between the two countries but is predominantly a part of Armenia. On May 13, the Azerbaijani military committed more border violations against Armenia, advancing near Vardenis (Gegharkunik province) and Sisian (Syunik province).

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He said the Armenian side is ready to continue that process, given that Yerevan is in possession of more information about the minefields.
The conversation focused on the areas where Russia's peacekeeping contingent is deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) has joined forces with Reborn Armenia Party to form the bloc Hayastan.
The phone call took place amid a growing crisis in Armenia and Azerbaijan's provocations on the border.
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