Tension on some parts of Armenian-Azerbaijani border still high

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YEREVAN, June 4. /ARKA/. The tension on some parts of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is still high and there is a threat of a large-scale war, the chief of staff of the Armenian government Arsen Torosyan told reporters on Friday, when asked to comment on the talks held in Moscow by the commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Artsakh Rustam Muradov.

“Negotiations on the return of Armenian prisoners of war and the withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from the territory of Armenia continue at the highest level. The talks in Moscow were meaningful and clear accents were made in order to make the Azerbaijani military personnel leave the sovereign territory of Armenia,” said Torosyan.

He said this will be achieved as a result of cooperation with Armenia’s strategic partner Russia, other partners in the CSTO and the activities of the Armenian Armed Forces.

“We will continue to take all steps to make this happen as early as possible. The situation remains tense. Our partners are making every effort to make this happen without a single shot, since a large-scale war, the likelihood of which still remains, is not needed by anyone in the region, especially Armenia,” Torosyan said.

He also noted that demarcation and delimitation of the state border is a lengthy process. ‘Many countries still do not have officially fixed borders, therefore, one should not expect quick legal decisions on the borders between countries,’ he said.

According to him, the process of determining the borders is in no way connected with the withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from the territory of sovereign Armenia.

“Determination of borders is a lengthy legal and diplomatic process that can last for years,” Torosyan said.

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