ArmInfo. Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergey Shoigu held telephone conversation with Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia Vagharshak Harutyunyan.
According to the press service of the RF Ministry of Defense, during the conversation they discussed the situation in the areas where the tasks of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh are being conducted, as well as other topics of mutual interest.
Yesterday, the Armenian media reported that in the morning the Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched an offensive in the direction of the Ishkhanasar village of the Syunik region of the Republic of Armenia, there were intense battles, there are wounded among the Armenian side. It was also reported that the enemy advanced 3 km deep into the Syunik region of Armenia. This information was also confirmed by the municipal authorities of the Syunik region of Armenia.
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, on May 12, under the pretext of "clarifying the borders" tried to carry out certain actions in one of the border regions of Syunik. "After the measures taken by the Armenian units, the Azerbaijani military stopped these actions. At the moment, negotiations are underway to resolve the situation," the RA Defense Ministry stressed. And the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia warned against the spread of misinformation spreading panic among the population and promised tough preventive measures using all the available right tools. At night, the Syunik authorities reported that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces are still on the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Only late at night, acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the Security Council meeting confirmed that the enemy penetrated 3.5 km deep into the territory of Armenia in the Syunik region and is trying to gain a foothold. -sh-