Amid ongoing fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian President Armen Sargsyan dismissed Vaghinak Sargsyan, commander of the country's Border Troops. The press service of the President of Armenia reports that, that instead of Vaghinak Sargsyan, the post of the commander of the Border Troops, structurally included in the National Security Service of Armenia, occupied by Arman Malalchyan.
For reference: Vaghinak Sargsyan was the commander of the Border Troops with 11 June 2018 of the year. Previously, he worked as a military attaché at the Armenian embassies in China and Russia., then served as head of the intelligence department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia. FROM 2017 June 2018 commanded a peacekeeping brigade.
Assumptions are made about the reasons for the change of command of the Border Troops. Experts suggest, that the President of Armenia could have taken this step because, that Azerbaijani troops took control of the border with Iran – southbound conflict.
Against this background, it became known about telephone conversations between the Secretaries of the Security Council of Armenia and Russia. celebrated, that during the negotiations Armen Grigoryan discussed with Nikolai Patrushev the situation on the border of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan, as well as a destabilizing factor from Turkey.
Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Armenia highly appreciated the role of Russia in the settlement of the conflict.
Recall, that President Ilham Aliyev recognized the presence of F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force on the territory of Azerbaijan. Earlier Aliyev stated, that there are no Turkish F-16s in Azerbaijan. According to Aliyev, expressed today, F-16 after joint exercises left in Azerbaijan "Turkish brothers as moral support".
Meanwhile, reports of heavy fighting in the southwestern direction are coming from the NKR..
According to some reports, Azerbaijani army was able to advance deep into the defense of the Artsakh Armed Forces, going up to the village of Chanakchi, which is just a few kilometers from Shushi.
used photos:Armenian Border Troops website, Facebook / Ministry of Defense of Armenia