ArmInfo.By 4:00pm, part of the troops of Azerbaijani Armed Forces approached the territory of the Sotk field with the intention to resolve issues related to demarcation. This was stated by head of the Sotk community Hakob Avetyan.
''We were informed about this, and we immediately took action to understand what the problem was. There was no aggression. Their visit yesterday was related to the delimitation of territories, "he explained. The head of the community stressed that during the negotiations the Armenian side was not passive, and the situation was under control. In this regard, Avetyan noted that in order to create panic, various kinds of information were circulated in the network, which does not correspond to reality. He said that the negotiation process was delayed pending the results of clarifications between the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan. According to Avetyan, when new borders and territorial delimitation are defined, then the Armed Forces will be deployed from both sides in order to ensure security. He noted that the Azerbaijanis did not enter the territory of Armenia, and Karvachar is already a region controlled by Azerbaijan.
<Yes, of course, no one likes what is happening today, but at least the situation now is stable. I conducted explanatory work with the population and said that if there was a threat, I would be the first to leave and take my family out. But, knowing our enemy, namely his moral component, we are certainly not lucky. Since there are no guarantees. But, nevertheless, the situation that developed yesterday shows that there are no reasons for panic. And the government is specifically dealing with this issue,> he stressed.
It should be noted that earlier the media circulated information that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces allegedly broke into the mine and demanded that the employees leave the territory of the deposit. To recall, yesterday the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of Armenia Tiran Khachatrian said during a briefing that according to the trilateral agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 9, the Armenian Armed Forces were withdrawn from the Karvachar region of the Republic of Artsakh on November 25 in accordance with the schedule. He showed a map that clearly demonstrated that the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan runs almost in the middle of the Sotk mine territory.
Khachatryan also informed that the delimitation of borders is carried out through the GPS system, and the Armenian side does not have military positions located beyond the border line, previously dividing the Armenian and Azerbaijani Soviet republics. He noted that now the dividing line follows the coordinates that existed in Soviet times, but he did not rule out that in the future some agreement could be reached on certain areas and changes would be made.