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 Tuesday, October 19 2021 17:13
Marianna Mkrtchyan

RA Defense Ministry assures: The message of the Ombudsman on the  strengthening of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces positions in  Gegharkunik is clearly exaggerated

RA Defense Ministry assures: The message of the Ombudsman on the  strengthening of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces positions in  Gegharkunik is clearly exaggerated

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.


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