‘Sleeping threat’ – tensions in Armenia, Russia sent troops

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YEREVAN, (BM) – What began as a mandatory action after the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could turn into a conflict that is currently “invisible” to the rest of the world. Yesterday we announced that Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of violating its territorial integrity.

Today, the Armenian newspaper Times.am reports that Moscow has ordered its troops stationed at military bases in Gyumri and Yerevan to deploy urgently along the border with Azerbaijan. These Russian forces are the 102nd Russian military unit currently stationed in Armenia.

According to the Armenian edition, the Russian troops urgently deployed on the virtual borderline due to the threat of attacks by the Azerbaijani authorities.

“Russia’s 102nd military base is transferring troops to the Syunik region of the Republic of Armenia, where the Azerbaijani armed forces have invaded. Pashinyan appealed to Putin for military assistance by the Armenian-Russian bilateral mutual assistance agreement. As the guarantor of Armenia’s security, Russia has supported its ally, but Moscow continues to insist that the issue be resolved through negotiations,” the Armenian newspaper Times.am reported.

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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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