Line of contact ‘100 percent controllable’ – Artsakh Army chief




The line of contact between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan is ‘100 percent controllable’ as a result of the work done after the April war, Artsakh’s Defense Minister Levon Mnatsakanyan says.

“We have minimized the human factor. We have tried to install technical equipment especially that will work under the conditions of limited visibility, as well,” the Army chief told reporters. He refuted the reports on the “shortage of ammunition” during the April war.

The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs will visit Stepanakert on June 10, and the Armenian side will brief the mediators on the situation at the line of contact, the ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan and the retaliatory measures taken by the Armenian forces.

Speaking about the implementation of investigation mechanisms, Levon Mnatsakanyan said “the Armenian side has always backed the initiative. “It is the Azerbaijani side preventing its implementation,” he said.

Artsakh Defense Ministry has ceased providing information about the border situation on a daily basis. The Minister says that’s because “we are in a war, which is not over.”

“We find it inexpedient to stir additional tension among the society and reiterate the sentiments that military actions are going to start tomorrow, if not today,” he said.

“Our cause is just. We know what we are fighting for and the victory will be ours,” Levon Mnatsakanyan concluded.

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