Baku/14.05.21/Turan: With the weather improving, Azerbaijani border troops have been deployed in the districts of Lachin and Kelbajar, which borders Armenia. On the basis of the existing maps that define the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, measures to strengthen the borders are being implemented in a systematic manner. This is stated in an Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry comment on the escalation of the situation around Lake Garaghel, which is located on the border between Azerbaijan’s Lachin district and Armenia’s Syunik region.
There has not been a state border between the two countries since independence were restored, so the process is a complex one, which is accompanied by “disagreements between the parties”.
“It is surprising that the Armenian side has reacted inadequately to this process and is making provocative statements”.
According to the statement, Azerbaijani Border Guard Service officials arrived at the site on May 12 and are negotiating with the Armenian side and steps are being taken to normalize the situation.
“We recommend Armenian political and military circles not to panic, to recognize the reality of the interstate border regime in the Azerbaijani districts of Zangilan, Gubadli, Lachin, and Kelbajar, and to avoid exacerbating the situation in the region. Azerbaijan is committed to reducing tensions and encourages the other side to do the same ” the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.