ArmInfo.Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insists that no positional changes have occurred on Mount Pela (Pailasar) since December 2020. He stated this on October 27 during the government hour in the parliament, answering the question of MP of the ruling "Civil Contract" faction Narek Ghahramanyan.
"The commander of the border troops of the NSS yesterday explained to the MPs in this hall, noting that, as in December 2020, the Border Service is serving in the same positions where it was before. I do not know what else can be added," Pashinyan said.
Earlier, MP from the Hayastan bloc, Anna Grigoryan, announced that the Armenian authorities are going to transfer Mount Pela under 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 height 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 denied this information, stating that the Armenian border guards continue to serve on Mount Pela. " "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 reported. Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan and Deputy Defense Minister Arman Sargsyan commented on the situation. So, Grigoryan, commenting on the information of the Azerbaijani media that the Mount Pela in Kapan came under the control of Azerbaijan as a result of the delimitation and demarcation of borders, said that the rumors that the process of demarcation of the borders between Armenia and Azerbaijan has begun is false. "I confirm the information provided by the RA NSS," Sargsyan said in turn, assuring that the Ministry of Defense does not seek to hide the ongoing processes and, whenever possible, gives public explanations.