ArmInfo.The National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia has already issued a statement on the situation around Mount Pela. Armenian Deputy Defense Minister Arman Sargsyan stated this in an interview with journalists in the Armenian parliament, referring to the information about the transfer of the Mount Pela in the Syunik region of Armenia to Azerbaijan.
" I unequivocally confirm the information provided by the RA NSS," he said, assuring that the Ministry of Defense does not seek to hide the ongoing processes and, whenever possible, gives public explanations. According to him, in Armenia, based on the structure and scale of the state, it is in itself impossible to hide or conceal something.
At the same time, he recalled that issues related to the positions of the RA Armed Forces, places of deployment of troops, the distance between them are regulated by the law on state secrets and if some information is not provided, then it falls under these regulations.
To clarify the journalists, if he has any information on the part of the fortification work carried out by the Azerbaijani military invading the territory of the RA, which is alarmed by the RA Ombudsman, Sargsyan said that he was not going to comment on the statements of the Human Rights Defender, just as he did not intend to say what works are held in the RA Armed Forces in preparation for the winter period.
To recall, yesterday the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia announced that the Armenian border guards continue to serve on Mount Pela. "In response to the information spread by some media that Mount Pela in Kapan was allegedly transferred to Azerbaijan, the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia reports that there were no positional changes in the area called Mount Pela in the Syunik region. The border troops of the RA NSS continue to serve on this section of the state border, "the RA NSS statement says.
It should be noted that on Saturday, MP from the Hayastan bloc Anna Grigoryan announced that the Armenian authorities are going to transfer Mount Pela under the full control of Azerbaijan, which will make the residents of several villages in the Kapan region under the direct sight of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. On October 18, head of the Kapan community, Gevorg Parsyan, told the Armenian media that the mountain completely came under the control of Azerbaijan, as a result of which the road, which also served the residents of the adjacent villages, was blocked.
He also noted that the agreement on the delivery of the Mount was reached in the winter of 2021, although even according to Google maps, most of the height is located on the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Nevertheless, the NSS of Armenia issued a statement in which it refuted this information, stating that the Armenian border guards continue to serve on Mount Pela. "In the area called the Mount Pela in the Syunik region, there were no positional changes. The border troops of the RA NSS continue to serve on this section of the state border," the RA NSS reported.