ArmInfo.The Armenian Defense Ministry reacted to the message of the Human Rights Defender that the armed forces of Azerbaijan invading the territory of the Republic of Armenia are preparing for winter and are strengthening their positions on the sovereign Armenian territory.
Thus, the statement of the RA Ministry of Defense, in particular, says: "The RA Human Rights Defender made a note in which there is a reference to the fact that representatives of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, who invaded some areas of the RA Gegharkunik region in May this year, are carrying out fortification and other works in these areas. This message contains a number of inaccuracies, as well as statements that are divorced from reality. "
The Ministry of Defense clarified that the Ombudsman's record says that "the Azerbaijani armed forces, which invaded the Gegharkunik region of the RA, built large shelters, accumulated a large amount of firewood and concreted the roads leading to their positions. Their activity has sharply increased recently. Moreover, they continue to build new roads, increase the number of military personnel and weapons in the positions. Active engineering work is constantly being carried out to strengthen the positions. "
"These statements in the message of the RA Ombudsman are clearly exaggerated, since the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan do not carry out active engineering work, do not build large shelters or new roads. Moreover, their attempts to carry out such work are successfully suppressed by the Armed Forces of the RA. As for the statement on the increase in the number of Azerbaijani military personnel, it should be noted that all the movement of Azerbaijani military personnel is controlled by units of the Armed Forces of Armenia, recently such a process has not been observed, " added to the RA Ministry of Defense, in this vein calling upon the publication of such messages, which are sensitive for the Armenian society, to clarify the actual data with the defense department. In conclusion, the RA Ministry of Defense announced their readiness for the closest cooperation with the Ombudsman's office.