ArmInfo. The United States is closely monitoring the situation along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. This was stated by the representative of the US Department of State Jalina Porter during a briefing published on the website of the US State Department.
"Military movements in disputed territories are irresponsible, and they're also unnecessarily provocative. And of course we've seen the reports of some withdrawal and would welcome that, if confirmed, but we expect that Azerbaijan to pull back all forces immediately and cease further provocation,'' she said. At the same time, she called on the parties to resolve the issues of demarcation through discussions and negotiations.
It should be reminded 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 Sev Lich. 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 advance in the direction of Sisian and Vardenis. In addition, since May 12, the Office of the Ombudsman of Armenia has received messages from the settlements of Vardenis, Kut, Norabak, Verin Shorzha, Gegharkunik region, in connection with the illegal presence of the Azerbaijani armed forces.