ArmInfo. On May 13 acting RA Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian held a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
As reported by the RA MFA, the interlocutors continued discussing the steps to be taken to reduce the tension on the state border of the Republic of Armenia as a result of the actions of the Azerbaijani side. Acting Minister Ara Aivazian stressed the inadmissibility of provocations by the Azerbaijani side and, as a result, any manifestation of encroachment on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia. The heads of the foreign affairs agencies of Armenia and Russia exchanged views on issues of maintaining regional security and stability.
It should be noted that the Russian minister yesterday held talks with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister in connection with the situation in the Syunik region of the Republic of Armenia.
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.