ArmInfo. "The incident in the village of Aravus in the Syunik region of Armenia occurred due to the fact that the Armenian shepherd approached the positions (of Azerbaijani Armed Forces) and a scuffle took place, which was then smoothed out," acting Armenian Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan said on 5 in the parliament, during the government hour.
To recall, earlier head of the Aravus community Argam Hovsepyan said that the Azerbaijani servicemen seized the Armenian shepherd, began to pull him and hit him in the eye. "The shepherd was 15 kilometers from their post, this is our land. Our guys ran there with weapons. They pushed the shepherd and ran away. Our shepherd stood at the extreme point of our site, he looked at the GPS. ". It so happened that we can't even keep cattle," he said.
Acting head of Defense Army touching upon publications that the Armenian authorities allegedly ceded another piece of territory to Azerbaijan, assured that the territory within the borders of the Armenian SSR and sovereign, independent Armenia is fully preserved. "There are places where we have moved forward 50 meters, and there are places where it is the other way around. This is due to the fact that it is impossible to equip the position so that it provides security and control. Based on this, the positions move back or forward. In general, I must say that the territorial changes in the borders as a result of these shifts are very insignificant, and all these issues must be resolved during the demarcation, "the minister said.
When asked what is being done to exclude such incidents, Harutyunyan said that for this, first of all, the relevant authorities must notify citizens that "it is not worth approaching these posts." "Similar incidents happen to them," he said. According to the acting the head of the defense department, the important thing is that these cases do not lead to death or injury.