On Thursday, Azerbaijani Armed Forces advanced another 300 to 400 meters into the direction of Gegharkunik’s Vardenis in Armenia Proper, informs the head of Verin Shorzha village, Artyom Yeranosyan, reports News.am.
“This time the Azerbaijani side advanced on the left side of Vardenis Mountain Range. Neither we nor they [the Azerbaijanis] were there; the area was a free zone. Yesterday we realized that they descended, approximately 300 to 400 meters. They do not intend to go back, but our side stands [there]—as needs to be,” he said.
The Azerbaijanis settled at the very sector part of which is used by the locals as pasture, and in the other part, their irrigation water is accumulated. “In any case, our armed forces are ready for anything,” Yeranosyan added.
The video was taped on the slope of a mountain located in the sector that is nearly 6 km west from Verin Shorzha. The border between Karvatchar (occupied by Azerbaijan) and Gegharkunik Province of Armenia passes through mountain peaks. As it is shown in the video, Azerbaijani soldiers are standing on the slope and have advanced nearly 2 km in a straight line.
Azeri Troops were taped on the slope of a mountain located nearly 6 km west from Verin Shorzha. The border between Azeri-Occupied Karvachar and Armenia’s Gegharkunik province passes through mountain peaks. As it is shown in the video, Azerbaijani soldiers are standing on the slope and have advanced nearly 2 km in a straight line.
The Azerbaijanis had also crossed Armenia’s state border near the Kut village of Gegharkunik Province two days ago, that is, on May 12. This is what head of the village Sima Chitchyan told News.am.
Today, Independent MP Taguhi Tovmasyan said that Azeri soldiers also crossed into Armenia’s state border in Gegharkunik’s Kut village in a special sitting of the National Assembly.
“I have an alarm from the Kut community that the citizens stood unarmed and watched as the Azeris entered the Armenian territory. Their request is that I raise my voice, at least provide weapons to the shepherds so that they can defend themselves. Humans are unable to feed their animals safely. Of course, they do not have a problem of courage, but the Republic of Armenia is obliged to stand up for every citizen,” said MP Tovmasyan.