June 4, 2021 – 17:32 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Azerbaijanis have been carrying out engineering works with the use of special equipment and building roads connecting their positions in the Armenian province of Gegharkunik, the head of Verin Shorzha community Artyom Yeranosyan has said, according to PastInfo.
Yeranosyan said the Azerbaijani positions are situated close to the pastures of border villages, which means villagers can’t graze the animals in their usual places and have to take them to another village.
The town chief’s comments come on the heels of a report from Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan who revealed Azerbaijani troops who have violated the Armenian border in the province of Gegharkunik have been stopping villagers, making them explain where they are going and what they are doing, threatening them and trying to search their cars.
Yeranosyan said the posts of the Azerbaijani military on the territory of Armenia are positioned close to each other․
On the morning of May 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan violated the border of Armenia in the southern province of Syunik, advancing 3.5 kilometers and surrounding Sev Lake, which is situated on the border between the two countries but is predominantly a part of Armenia. On May 13, the Azerbaijani military committed more border violations against Armenia, advancing near Vardenis (Gegharkunik province) and Sisian (Syunik province). One Armenian serviceman was killed in Azerbaijan’s shooting on May 25, while six others were captured on May 27.