A sign with the inscription appeared in the Syunik region of Armenia: “Welcome to Azerbaijan”. As stated by the Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan, installation of this sign by the Azerbaijani military on the Goris-Vorotan highway, as well as flags of the Azerbaijan Republic, designed to scare the population of the Syunit region of Armenia.
Azerbaijani military installed a sign “welcome to Azerbaijan”, there is a map on it, according to which a significant part of the Syunik region of Armenia and a number of other settlements of Armenia are represented as part of Azerbaijan. Research results confirm, that this step was taken by Baku by violating the rights of residents of border settlements of Armenia, by outright intimidation
– Tatoyan said.
Earlier, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said, that the Armenian army retreated to the border of the former Soviet Armenia, so that the controlled territory coincides with the CSTO responsibility zone. However, he argued, that the Azerbaijani military to the territory of the Sunit region, now a border, didn't go, but only “approached her”.
Clarification of the borders between Azerbaijan and Armenia is based on territorial delimitation in Soviet times. The process takes place by establishing GPS coordinates
– Pashinyan said.
At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia stated, that the section of the road between Gris and Kapan, as well as Kapan and the village of Chakaten will be controlled by Russian border guards, and the appearance of the Azerbaijani military in this area is caused by the confusion in the process of placing the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian border guards.
The situation in the Sunit region worsened after, how the bordering regions of Nagorno-Karabakh were transferred to Azerbaijan. The local population is concerned about the appearance of the Azerbaijani military near the borders, that, they said, present “unreasonable territorial claims”, achieving the most beneficial border crossing for Baku.