Yerevan is trying to get Moscow’s support in the issue of border demarcation with Azerbaijan
On May 28, the Minister of Defense of Russia Sergei Shoigu received in Moscow the acting Minister of Defense of Armenia Vagharshak Harutyunyan, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan News.
They discussed the course of the peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh, the situation in the Syunik and Gegharkunik regions of Armenia, as well as issues related to the Armenian-Russian bilateral military cooperation and regional security, Armenian media reported.
Harutyunyan presented the details of the penetration of Azerbaijani units into the territory of Armenia, as well as the response actions of the Armenian side. According to him, Azerbaijan is committing “provocations on false motives of clarifying borders” and must immediately leave the territory of Armenia. “The parties considered possible ways out of the situation and reached an agreement on the necessary steps,” the Armenian Defense Ministry reports.
Earlier Prime Minister Pashinyan proposed to place Russian and international observers along the state border. He indicated only the site in Syunik and Gegharkunik that are adjacent to Kalbajar and Lachin. Pashinyan does not offer the deployment of observers in the Tavush region; here the Armenian side has been holding seven villages of the Gazakh region of Azerbaijan for 30 years. It means that with the hands of the Russians, Yerevan wants to force the Azerbaijani military to leave the positions they occupied, and at that same time not to return the occupied villages of Gazakh.