They studied the operative situation, then discussed the peculiarities of the service with the command of the army corps. Minister Tonoyan instructed the commanders to always keep alert, not to give way to provocations, and strictly thwart any attempts of the adversary.
On 18 May, Tonoyan left for the Republic of Artsakh on a working visit as part of the cooperation between the armed forces of the two Armenian republics.
At his meeting at the Defence Army’s Staff, Artsakh Republic Defence Army Commander Lt. Gen. Levon Mnatsakanyan briefed him on the operative and tactical situation in the conflict zone, speaking also about the processes that are being implemented for strengthening the defence capabilities of the republic. During the meeting, also attended by Armenian Foreign Minister and Masis Mayilyan, a wide range of issues related to the military cooperation of the two Armenian republics were discussed.