ArmInfo. Acting Foreign Minister of Armenia Ara Aivazian held a telephone conversation with Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker.
As the RA MFA reports, the main topic of the telephone conversation was the discussion of issues of regional security and stability. Aivazian presented in detail to his interlocutor the provocative actions carried out by the Azerbaijani armed units on the sovereign territory of Armenia and the resulting situation. The minister stressed the unacceptability and inadmissibility of Azerbaijan's provocative actions against the territorial integrity of Armenia.
The Armenian Foreign Minister noted that the manifestation of tolerance of the international community to such encroachments on the sovereignty of Armenia is fraught with the threat of destabilization of the region.
It should be noted that on May 12, a group of Azerbaijani soldiers consisting of 150-200 people illegally entered the territory of the Syunik region of the Republic of Armenia, and having advanced 3.5 km into the depths of the country, they are trying to gain a foothold at Lake Sevlich. Since May 12, negotiations have been held between the parties, but the issue has not yet been resolved. The Armenian authorities confirmed this fact only on the night of May 13 during a meeting of the Security Council. The military prosecutor's office instructed the military police to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the incident to prepare materials. Meanwhile, on the evening of May 13, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces tried to ensure positional advances in the direction of Sisian and Vardenis. Yesterday at the evening, the acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia informed about the presence of 240-250 Azerbaijani soldiers on the territory of the Republic of Armenia and instructed to hold consultations for the relevant responsible persons to apply for help to the CSTO.