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Marianna Mkrtchyan

State Department: US is closely following the situation in the Syunik  region of Armenia

State Department: US is closely following the situation in the Syunik  region of Armenia

ArmInfo. The US is closely following the situation in the Syunik region of Armenia, said State Department Spokesman Ned Price.

"We are closely following reports of increased tensions along a  non-demarcated portion of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. We  understand communication between the parties is ongoing and urge  restraint in de-escalating the situation peacefully, "US State  Department spokesman Ned Price tweeted.

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 in 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.


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