No:438/21, Information of the Press Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan

In recent days, purposeful provocations have been committed by Armenia. This is another military adventure of the Armenian leadership.

Thus, illegal visit of the former Armenian Defense Minister to the territories of Azerbaijan, where Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily deployed and holding military meetings there, the concentration of about 60 personnel of the Armenian armed forces on the road leading to the Azerbaijani Army positions in Lachin, as well as intensive shelling of the Azerbaijani Army's positions in Kalbajar and Lachin by the Armenian armed forces show that the Armenian side is purposefully aggravating the situation.

All this demonstrate that Armenia is not interested in ensuring peace and security in the region, as well as in delimitation of borders with Azerbaijan. We do emphasize that, the tension in the region is yet another military-political provocation of Armenia. The main responsibility for the current tension lies directly with the military-political leadership of Armenia.

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