Azerbaijani Servicemen in Sotq gold mine? Defense Ministry Denying It

Azerbaijani Servicemen in Sotq gold mine? Defense Ministry Denying It

Today, Harutyun Babayan, a member of "Bright Armenia" faction of RA National Assembly, posted on his Facebook page that Azeri servicemen had penetrated in Sotq gold mine in Gegharkunik Region. The post was followed by the publication of videos on various platforms, according to which the Azerbaijani military quarreled with the mine workers and demanded to leave the mine area.

These publications were followed by the refutation disseminated by RA Defense Ministry, which particularly mentioned:

"Rumors circulating in various media that Azerbaijani soldiers have invaded into Sotq gold mine and demanded that the employees abandon the area do not correspond to reality."

In his turn, the head of Geghamasar community, Gegharkunik Region (center - Sotq) Hakob Avetyan spoke about the crossing of the border with Armenia, confirming in his conversation with 168.am that the Azerbaijani armed forces are in the area of ​​Sotq mine.

Head of Information and Public Relations Department of RA Defense Ministry, Gevorg Altunyan, gave a more or less clear response to the problem. The latter told Armenpress that the issue of final adjustment of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is currently being discussed.



November 26, 2020 at 21:43