ArmInfo. As of today, without any legal basis, under the compulsion of Azerbaijan, the demarcation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is taking place.
On October 26, in an interview with reporters, MP from the "Armenia" faction, former Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan stated this in the National Assembly, upon completion of a closed discussion on the situation on the line of contact between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
He stated that in the course of a closed discussion and analysis, their partners provided some confidential information, which he will not touch upon. Ohanyan added that the results of this meeting allow him to draw several conclusions, in particular, "We have invited political leaders here - I mean, the top officials of departments that have political, strategic, military-political and legal foundations. During these discussions, we did not receive answers to many questions, including those related to the assessment of the situation after the war, the implementation of strategic revisions within the state within the framework of this. I mean a full assessment of the security environment, the state of the contact line between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the measures taken by Armenia in this direction. "
Ohanyan recalled that according to a statement dated November 9, 2020, the troops were to remain in the same positions where hostilities stopped. As he noted, according to this, there was no reason to withdraw troops from the places where hostilities had ceased - this applies to both the units of the Artsakh Defense Army and the Armenian Armed Forces, especially in Gegharkunik and Syunik regions. "Our conclusion is: all this was done by the Armenian authorities on the basis of verbal agreements. Let them evaluate it and present it to the public," he said, adding that the deployment of troops at strategic heights was not accepted in time. The road on the line of contact between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Soviet Union.
At the same time, Ohanyan pointed out the importance of enhancing interaction and interchangeability between the RA Ministry of Defense and the National Security Service in the current conditions, both in the implementation of combat service and in the performance of combat missions. At the same time, the lawmaker stated that today, without any legal basis, under the compulsion of Azerbaijan, the border is being demarcated. "No one has drawn conclusions about the reasons for the invasion of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces into the sovereign territory of Armenia, who is to blame for this, what punishment the perpetrators suffered, what is being done to resolve this situation and restore the border. Moreover, in these conditions, the rhetoric of Azerbaijan and Turkey is aimed at the fact that Armenia should sign some kind of peace agreement, recognize the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and begin the process of delimitation and demarcation. This reality causes our concern, "he said, recalling the exaggerated talks about the existence of" shadow agreements "between the parties. Ohanyan noted that the opposition forces today, in all possible ways, are trying to prevent a situation like November 9, 2020. Clarifying on the journalists' question whether the situation on the roads of Kapan and around Mount Pela was discussed, Ohanyan noted that both issues were touched upon. "They say that there were no positional changes at the height of Mount Pela. They confirmed that there was a Russian stronghold between the Armenian and Azerbaijani positions. And this stronghold of the Russian side was eliminated by their decision, and there were no positional changes," Ohanyan said, adding that in these conditions it would be right to go and get acquainted with the situation on the spot.
It should be noted that today, on the initiative of the opposition ("Armenia" and "I have the honor" blocs), closed discussions were held in the Armenian parliament, related to the situation on the front line, and the issues of demarcation and delimitation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia Kamo Kochunts and Commander of the Border Troops of the National Security Service of the Republic Arman Maralchyan made reports.