Armenian border troops stationed in Tavush

Armenian border troops stationed in Tavush

PanARMENIAN.Net - Starting from May 24, the Armenian border troops officially take over the protection of sections of the border in the Tavush region, including 1.9 km near the village of Berkaber and 4.9 km near the villages of Voskepar and Baghanis, the press service of the National Security Service of Armenia reports.

The protection of a 5.8 km section of the state border near the village of Kirants will be arranged according to a transitional scheme by July 24, the department said in a statement.

It is noted that, from May 24, the protection of said sections on the Azerbaijani side will be carried out by units of the counrty’s State Border Service.

Four areas in the Tavush province adjacent to the border areas are due to be transferred to Azerbaijan. The village of will be affected hardest by the planned handover.

Kirants residents say that their community will lose 54 agricultural plots owned by three dozen villagers in addition to two private houses, a cabin used as a shop and another structure. The shop owner began emptying it on Thursday morning, saying that authorities gave him 24 hours to leave the property. Officials clarified later in the day, however, that the affected villagers have one month to do so.

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