The border department of the Russian Federal Security Service has allocated 188 servicemen and the necessary amount of equipment for the deployment of additional forces on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, said the director of the federal service Alexander Bortnikov at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, RIA Novosti reports.
“In accordance with the decision on ensuring the border security of the Republic of Armenia, measures to maintain peace in Nagorno-Karabakh and at the request of the Armenian side, the Border Department of the Federal Security Service has allocated an additional 188 military personnel and the required amount of equipment. The border guards will deploy additional forces at the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, “Bortnikov said.
He specified that the Azerbaijani side was informed about this and in this regard, the necessary interaction was organized with all participants in the process.
“Necessary issues from the point of view of interaction between the special services of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as the border departments, have been settled, there is a constant exchange of information,” the head of the FSB added.
Alexander Bortnikov stressed that all parties are in a round-the-clock exchange of information.