Politics 20:17 12/11/2018 Armenia

Defense Minister: Azerbaijani armed forces have not "liberated" any territories in Nakhichevan direction

"As a Defense Minister, I officially announce that the Azerbaijani armed forces have not ‘liberated’ any territories in Nakhichevandirection , Armenian acting Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan said at a news conference today, answering Panorama.am’s inquiry over the rumors regarding the advancement of the Azerbaijani position in Nakhichevan, as well as about the more targeted villages.

"In the territory of Nakhichevan have never been under control of the Armenian Armed Forces. Taking this advancement into account, we have taken certain measures in order to neutralize the potential consequences that might arise from that shift. These actions have been successfully implemented,"said Davit Tonoyan.

He also mentioned that the general staff is in contact with the local population, to assure that the change of those positions should not be seen as a threat.

"We have reduced the existing risks. This issue has been raised several times with our colleagues, "he added.

To the question whether the Armenian party has position improvements in that direction, he said: "Yes, and not just in one spot. Moreover, not necessarily in the territory of the Republic of Armenia."



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