May 26, 2021 - 12:39 AMT
Russian, Armenian defense chiefs discuss Karabakh, regional situation

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held a phone conversation with his Armenian counterpart, Vagharshak Harutyunyan, to discuss developments in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday

"In the evening of May 25, Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu held negotiations with the acting Defense Minister of Armenia, Vagharshak Harutyunyan. The conversation focused on the regional situation and the areas where Russia's peacekeeping contingent is deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as on other topics of mutual interest," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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. On May 13, the Azerbaijani military committed more border violations against Armenia, advancing near Vardenis (Gegharkunik province) and Sisian (Syunik province).