May 13, 2021 - 18:33 AMT
Azerbaijan behind further encroachment on Armenia's territory

The Azerbaijani military on Thursday, May 13 committed more border violations against Armenia, trying to advance near Vardenis (Gegharkunik province) and Sisian (Syunik province).

On the morning of May 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan violated the border of Armenia in the southern province of Syunik, advancing 3.5 kilometers and surrounding Sev Lake, which is situated on the border between the two countries but is predominantly a part of Armenia.

The new round of provocations was, again, committed under the guise of "border demarcation activity", the Armenian Defense Ministry said.

Both in Sisian and Vardenis, the Armenian Armed Forces managed to stop the Azerbaijanis' advance, demanding that they leave the territory immediately and return to their original positions.

"The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia considers the actions taken by Azerbaijan since May 12 as overt provocation and, in order to avoid unpredictable developments, demands that the armed forces of that country return to their original positions immediately and refrain from encroachments on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia," the statement reads.