ArmInfo.n. The territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia is protected both within the framework of international legal and bilateral documents. Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan stated this.
Grigoryan, referring to Aliyev's threats regarding the creation of a corridor through the Syunik region of Armenia, recalled the activities of the trilateral working group at the level of deputy prime ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia to unblock communications in the region and assured that within this format the work is intensively moving forward.
"For us, the key issue is discussions in this format. Of course, the statements of the President of Azerbaijan go beyond the scope of these discussions and do not correspond to reality," he said, adding that these are provocative statements that also pose a threat, and Armenia is working in this direction.
The Secretary of the Security Council also assured that there is no talk of creating any corridor (Azerbaijan insists on the Zangezur corridor, Ed. note), and this is just a narrative that Azerbaijan is trying to impose on Armenia.
"There has not been and will not be any discussion of this issue within the framework of the trilateral group," Grigoryan said in an interview with RFE/RL's Armenian Service , adding that from time to time the process within this format is torpedoed and it is difficult to say how the situation will develop further, including in the context normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations.
Speaking about the hostilities, Grigoryan assured that the 44-day war is a continuation of the April 4-day war of 2016. "In October, we had data from Armenian intelligence, where there was evidence that the Azerbaijani authorities decided to start a war in Artsakh as far back as June 2020. That is, an analysis of these data gives us reason to say that in April-May 2020, Azerbaijan has already made a decision to start preparing for hostilities, "he said, assuring that now large-scale hostilities are being carried out in the RA Armed Forces.