Armenian Defence Minister David Tonoyan commented for the first time on the progress of the Azerbaijani Army in Nakhchivan.
Recall that earlier Azeri Daily wrote that the special forces of the Independent Combined-Arms Army in Nakhchivan advanced along the neutral zone and liberated new heights, including the height of the Gizilgaya in the Sharur region. As a result, the village Gunnut, which since 1992 was controlled by the Armenian army, was withdrawn from the enemy shelling range. In addition, the Azerbaijani Army was given the opportunity to control the Yerevan-Goris-Lachin road.
‘The Ministry of Defence has no concern, since the situation is completely under control, we are neutralising any movement by our effective activity,’ David Tonoyan said.
He stressed that everyone should realise that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces carry out certain movements on their territory.
‘It’s about Nakhchivan, this is the territory of Azerbaijan,’ he said.
In response to a question as to whether the CSTO was informed of the situation at the border, David Tonoyan replied that the question of involving the CSTO is not at all on the agenda.
‘Now there is no need for any intervention. I believe that we should assess the situation soberly. The Armenian Defence Ministry does not see any problems at the moment. The question of involving the CSTO is not at all on the agenda,’ said David Tonoyan.