Azerbaijani troops have entered 3,5 km inside Armenia

YEREVAN, (BM) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan claims that Azerbaijani troops have entered of 3,5 km into the territory of Armenia, around the border regions of Syunik and Gegharkunik, which are right on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. He made this statement during the emergency meeting of the Security Council of Armenia convened yesterday. He described it as an “attack on Armenia.”

There is currently speculation in the Russian media that Pashinyan has sent a request for help from Russia, citing an agreement signed between the two countries on joint defense in violation of the country’s territorial integrity. However, there is no official information, neither from the Armenian nor the Russian government, that such a request has been received. Therefore, we cannot confirm this information.

Peace talks are currently underway between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and both states hope to resolve the territorial dispute over the border areas of Syunik and Gegharkunik.

What actually happened?

Azerbaijani troops are re-measuring and reconfirming the Azerbaijani border with Armenia on their part. According to the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, on Wednesday, May 12, Azerbaijani troops engaged in the Azerbaijani border entered Armenia around the border areas of Syunik and Gegharkunik.

According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Azerbaijani soldiers have drawn a new border between the two countries through these actions. On the same day, Armenia’s defense ministry contacted Baku, urging “Azerbaijan to return to its original positions without preconditions.”

What is known so far and confirmed information is that the Azerbaijani military has stopped work on delineating the border because negotiations have begun between the two countries to resolve the issue.

We remind you that the delineation of a new border between Armenia and Azerbaijan is necessary, as seven regions in Nagorno-Karabakh already fall within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and set the new border next to Syunik and Gegharkunik, where the dispute is currently arising.

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