ArmInfo. Negotiations on the deployment of a Russian peacekeeping contingent along the perimeter of our border are still ongoing. Artak Davtyan, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, told reporters during a briefing on June 22.
In particular, he explained that the Russian side is participating in these negotiations, the final results of which will be announced without fail. "This is not only our desire, another side is participating here. Everything will be as we stated, but the final results, including those related to the timing and technical implementation, will be announced upon completion," said the head of the RA General Staff.
When asked by journalists whether there is an agreement in view of such confidence with the Azerbaijani side, Davtyan, in particular, noted: "On our territory, we have nothing to ask the Azerbaijani side. Negotiations are underway with the Russian side. And our goal is to ensure the withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from our territory."
At the same time, he denied information about any concessions from the Armenian side in Gegharkunik, stressing that the Armenian side is not ready for such manifestations. In this vein, he expressed the hope that the issue will be resolved within the framework of the negotiation process. Otherwise, appropriate decisions will be made.
Answering the journalists' question, Davtyan also noted that the Armenian Armed Forces, if necessary, are ready to push out the Azerbaijani troops by force, but this scenario is unacceptable. "We are committed to resolve the issue through negotiations," summed up the head of the RA General Staff.
It should be reminded that on May 12 and May13, Azerbaijani armed forces illegally invaded and advanced 3.5 and 6 km deep into the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia in Gegharkunik and Syunik regions. Until now, they continue to illegally stay on the territory of the Republic of Armenia. The Armenian side declares the need for their withdrawal without preconditions, while emphasizing the imperative of a peaceful resolution of the current situation.