ArmInfo. In Armenia, after November 9, a new border was formed from the banks of the Araks to the Vardenis Sotk, which did not exist before. Former Commander of NSS Border Guard Troops Major-General Armen Abrahamyan said this during a press conference on May 7, adding that a new border had been formed over several hundred kilometers.
"This border has not yet been clarified and we cannot say how much of 29 thousand square kilometers is left. What is happening today at the border is wrong. You have probably heard several times from the country's leadership and authorities that the military is demarcating the border. But demarcation is not done the way it should be done, "Abrahamyan said, recalling that an interstate commission should be formed to carry out work on demarcation and delimitation, which will be supervised by the Foreign Ministry, since this is primarily diplomatic work.
He pointed out the need for specialists from the Institute of Geodesy to participate in this process, which, as you know, was recently abolished. At the same time, Abrahamyan called it a mistake to entrust this process to the military. According to him, entrusting this process to armed people from both sides can lead to unpredictable consequences. "This is such an important issue that you cannot entrust it to the military. This should be the responsibility of the state," he said. Touching upon the issue of determining the boundaries by means of GPS systems, Abrahamyan noted that there are precise geodesy devices that carry out this difficult work. "I will give a small example: work on the demarcation of the border with Georgia began in 1996, and 25 years have passed, but this work has not yet been completed. I can say the same about the Georgian- Azerbaijani border. When it is announced that demarcation work will be carried out in Syunik region, this is an unprofessional approach, "Abrahamyan said.
At the same time, the former NSS Border Guard Troops Commander called it impossible to carry out demarcation work with Azerbaijanis in today's conditions, given the relations between the two countries. However, according to him, this work can be done if there is an intermediary state. "Russia was a mediator in ending the war. Russia may be asked to mediate in the issue of clarifying the borders. I do not see any other possibilities. If we want to carry out demarcation, delimitation, relieve border tension, the only way out is mediated work," Abrahamyan summed up.