ArmInfo.The Armenian army is ready for any development of the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. This was announced on December 6 at a press conference in Yerevan by Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Gabriel Balayan, referring to yesterday's statement by Miroslav Lajcak about the fragility of peace in the Karabakh conflict zone.
"We do not connect the negotiation process with the training of the Armed Forces. There are no changes in the intensity of training in the army, and I can say with confidence that we are ready for any development of the situation at the frontline," Balayan assured. However, he emphasized that the situation at the frontline is relatively stable. The Deputy Minister of Defense stated that there was no increase or decrease in the number of violations of the ceasefire regime. "Except for the case when our soldier was wounded on the front line and to which the Artsakh Defense Army gave a tough response, nothing extraordinary happened on the front line," Balayan concluded.
It should be noted that on the eve of the 26th meeting of the OSCE Foreign Ministers Council in Bratislava (Slovakia), Slovak Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairman-in-Office Miroslav Lajcak, in particular, said: "The dialogue continued throughout the year. Through various platforms, the organization tried to fortify confidence, relieve tension and maintain dialogue. There is a real threat of escalation of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict. I don't have a magic formula for resolving conflicts once and for all. But I have a firm belief that the OSCE's efforts have been lifted The tensions with opening channels for a new dialogue are invaluable, and the OSCE is the first organization to offer its support for concrete steps towards peace. "