The Russian Ministry of Defense denied the statement of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan about the allegedly encircled Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh. This is stated in the message of the military department.
Information about the alleged encirclement of Russian peacekeeping forces by one of the parties in Nagorno-Karabakh does not correspond to reality. All units of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh carry out their tasks as usual, as on observation posts, and in the course of monitoring compliance with the ceasefire
– It said in a statement.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Amenia Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with the Armenian service of the radio station “freedom” He stated, that in the Hadrut region, in the area of the villages of Khin Tager and Khtsaberd, they were surrounded by the Azerbaijani army as Armenian servicemen, and Russian peacekeepers.
According to our data, including Russian peacekeepers are surrounded. There are communication problems, because of the terrain there are certain communication problems. Moreover, the Russian peacekeepers have the same problems., and there we had a certain crisis situation
– the media quotes Pashinyan's words.
“Sputnik Armenia” with reference to the President of Karabakh Arayik Harutyunyan reports, that several dozen Armenian servicemen were captured by the Azerbaijani army near the village of Khtsaberd, Hadrut region. At the same time clarifies, more 30 Armenian servicemen managed to get out of the encirclement.