ArmInfo. The executive body of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) expresses concern over the situation around Syunik, in particular, in connection with the violation of the state border of the Republic of Armenia and the illegal advance of Azerbaijani troops 3.5 km deep into Armenia in the direction of Sev Lich (Black Lake).
The RPA statement notes that the Executive Body is convinced that such a development of processes is due to the criminal inaction of the capitulating Armenian authorities, an incorrect assessment of the situation, a deep crisis in the system of state administration and security, and the devastating consequences of the recent war in Artsakh.
"At the same time, it should be noted that these incidents related to the violation of the territorial integrity of Armenia contain escalation risks, and the current authorities are not taking any steps to prevent or neutralize them. As a result, Azerbaijan is expanding the instruments of pressure on Armenia, paving the way for a demand from the Armenian sides of new concessions and new demands.
The current regime has no internal or external instruments to preserve the territorial integrity of Armenia and restore the sovereignty of the state, "the RPA noted, adding that every new day of the current regime in power increases the dangers that threaten Armenia and Artsakh, and the whole Armenian people.
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.
Only late at night, acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the Security Council meeting confirmed that the enemy penetrated deep into the territory of Armenia to 3.5 km in Syunik region and is trying to gain a foothold. According to official data, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces continue to be on the territory of the lake and refuse to leave. Negotiations are in progress. It is also worth noting that Advisor to the Prosecutor General of Armenia Gor Abrahamyan said that the military prosecutor's office instructed the military police of the RA Defense Ministry to comprehensively investigate the events that took place on the border in Syunik region within the framework of criminal proceedings in order to give a legal assessment of the incident.