As of today, May 18, Azerbaijani Armed Forces continue to illegally remain inside Armenia’s sovereign borders in Syunik & Gegharkunik as the situation remains unresolved, informs the Ministry of Defense of Armenia in a statement.
The statement runs as follows,
“As of the morning of May 18, no changes were registered in the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border after the provocations carried out on May 12 and 13. The situation is relatively calm, the units of the Armenian Armed Forces prevent the attempts of the Azeri servicemen to enter the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
The situation in both Syunik and Gegharkunik regions is fully controlled by the Armenian Armed Forces. It is envisaged that the negotiations on the full resolution of the current situation will continue tomorrow, on May 19.
Emphasizing the need for a peaceful settlement of the conflict, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, at the same time, is ready for any development, stressing that encroachments on the sovereign territories of the Republic of Armenia are absolutely unacceptable. The Azerbaijani military is obliged to leave the territory of the Republic of Armenia without preconditions and to refrain from such provocations from now on.”