YEREVAN, February 15. /ARKA/. The operational situation along the entire length of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on February 14 and 15 did not change with no border incidents being reported, the Armenian Defense Ministry said today.
“In some parts of the border zone, indiscriminate shots were recorded, mainly in the air, which did not affect the operational tactical situation,” it said.
According to the National Security Service of Armenia, in the Vorotan-David Bek section of the Goris-Kapan interstate highway, which is in the area of responsibility of the border troops of the National Security Service, no border incidents were recorded either.
The Defense Ministry said also that the units of the Armenian Armed Forces and the border troops of the National Security Service control the border situation along its entire length.
Earlier, the human rights defender Arman Tatoyan presented evidence that the Azerbaijani servicemen fired from small and large caliber arms in the immediate vicinity of the villages of Syunik.
After the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan signed a statement on the cessation of all hostilities in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) on November 9, more than 190 settlements in Artsakh and adjacent seven regions came under the control of Azerbaijan.
As a result, the borders of the Syunik region in the south of Armenia (including the administrative center of Kapan) appeared to be in close proximity to the new borders of Azerbaijan, drawn up during the Soviet times.
Residents of some settlements in Syunik were protesting against the decision of Armenian armed forces to dismantle their military posts and withdraw from strategically important heights, which came under control of Azerbaijani armed forces. -0-