Armenian Defense Minister briefs Russian counterpart on situation after Azerbaijani intrusion

Late on May 19, Armenia’s acting Minister of Defense Vagharshak Harutyunyan had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergey Shoigu.

Vagharshak Harutyunyan presented the situation created as a result of provocations of the Azerbaijani armed forces and the actions of the Armenian side. Both sides agreed on the need for a peaceful settlement of the issue.

At the same time, the Armenian Defense Ministr stressed that the encroachments on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia are absolutely unacceptable; the Azerbaijani military is obliged to return to the starting positions.

Vagharshak Harutyunyan and Sergey Shoigu also discussed the process of the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno Karabakh and a number of other issues related to regional security.

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