17 October, 2022 16:00
The presence of artillery means in the direction of Vardenis is directly related to the movement and deployment of additional forces and equipment by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, which caused a certain tension.
The steps of the Armenian side, carried out after the deployment of additional Azerbaijani artillery and anti-aircraft means in the given zone, are exclusively of defensive nature.
The actions of the Armenian side do not aim to strain the situation, and if the Azerbaijani side withdraws the mentioned equipment from the given direction, the Armenian side will also withdraw its. The Armenian side is ready to negotiate on this issue.