ArmInfo. The National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia (NSS) officially informs that the information disseminated in the media and social networks about the hostilities unfolding and taking place in the territory of Syunik region does not correspond to reality.
"Taking into account the public concern about the dissemination of this information, the NSS of Armenia strictly warns against spreading misinformation, sowing panic among the population, provoking unnecessary tension and informs that such actions will have appropriate legal consequences using the most stringent tools. The bodies of the NSS again call to refrain from disseminating unofficial and inaccurate information and to rely solely on official messages, "the RA NSS stressed.
Earlier, information was spread in the Armenian media that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched an offensive in the direction of the Ishkhanasar village of the Syunik region of the Republic of Armenia. Allegedly, intense fighting is going on now, and there are wounded among the Armenian side. It is also reported that the enemy advanced 3 km deep into the Syunik region of Armenia and the municipal authorities of the Syunik region of Armenia also confirm this information.
Meanwhile, the Armenian Defense Ministry assured that the information spread in the press "about the battles in the direction of Ishkhanasar" does not correspond to reality. At the same time, they confirmed that the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, today, on May 12, under the pretext of "clarifying the borders" tried to carry out certain activities in one of the border regions of Syunik. "After the measures taken by the Armenian units, the Azerbaijani military stopped these works. At the moment, negotiations are underway to resolve the situation," the RA Defense Ministry stressed.