Azerbaijan Continues to Maintain Military Build-Up Along Artsakh Line of Contact

Artsakh Defense Ministry released footage showing mobilization by Azerbaijan on the Artsakh border
Artsakh Defense Ministry released footage showing mobilization by Azerbaijan on the Artsakh border

Artsakh Defense Ministry released footage showing mobilization by Azerbaijan on the Artsakh border

Azerbaijan still refuses to de-escalate its military build-up along the line of contact with Artsakh, according to Artsakh Presidential Spokesperson David Babayan. Azerbaijan has been mobilizing troops and military equipment along the line of contact since April.

“[Azerbaijan] has brought a large military presence to territories very close to the line of contact since April, however the permanent deployment site of these units isn’t there. These units still haven’t been pulled back. Certain movements are seen regularly, as well as exhibition drills. They want to terrorize us in all ways, however still in an exhibition way. We absolutely don’t give in to their terror and the Defense Army of Artsakh is carrying out all actions in order for [Azerbaijan] not to give in to temptation,” Babayan said.

“We must treat this in a balanced and serious way and not think that this is simply an information made because of the domestic situation. Our domestic situation is very calm, although a few provocations happened lately,” he added, referring to the recent protests in Stepanakert.

Babayan emphasized the importance of constant readiness on behalf of Armenian troops due to Azerbaijan’s terroristic nature and tendency to provoke attacks. He further noted that the Azeris are likely to take advantage of the FIFA World Cup’s attention to escalate the situation.

 

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3 Comments

  1. GB said:

    ” Azeris are likely to take advantage of the FIFA World Cup’s attention to escalate the situation” It is up to Putin’s decision if Pashinyan does not cooperate with him. This is how KGB operate in the former Soviet Union!

    • Monte said:

      Thank you Gb exactly just you said and Pashinyan wont back down from when he siad he will work with russia europe and the usa , so if putin wants to play his kgm games again , and when we advance on the azeris aliev will ask russia to meddle again and i dont hink Pashinya will fly to russia like serjik did . putin knows this very well and puttins russia in shambles give about 6 months and you will see a revolution in moskow if not in 3 months.

  2. Arne Strand. said:

    I Quote –

    “Army of Artsakh is carrying out all actions in order for [Azerbaijan] not to give in to temptation,” Babayan said.”

    Comment –

    Way not -Lay a Trap for them – let them think they could win – and then destroy them !

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