Russian peacekeepers to be deployed in parts of Armenian-Azeri border

December 17, 2020 – 16:21 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in some areas of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in the province of Syunik, , the Defense Ministry reports.

During his visit to Syunik on Thursday, December 17, Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan held a working meeting with the commander of the province’s military unit, the governor of Syunik and the regional commander of the border troops.

During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of delimitation between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the deployment of border troops.

Harutyunyan also met with officers of the peacekeeping contingent of Russia, weighed in on the control over the Goris-Stepanakert road, as well as the deployment of Russian peacekeepers on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The situation on the borders of the Syunik escalated after the bordering on the province fell under Azerbaijan’s control of Azerbaijan. Since Thursday morning, the resident of border communities have been rallying and blocking major roads, after the Defense Ministry called on the volunteers to leave their current positions.

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