Vagharshak Harutyunyan and Sergey Shoigu discussed the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border

17 June, 2021
On June 16, the acting Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia Vagharshak Harutyunyan had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergey Shoigu.

The heads of the defense ministries of the two strategic allies discussed ways to resolve the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Vagharshak Harutyunyan noted that the Armenian side respects the calls of the partner states's and structures to settle the issue peacefully, adding that the position of the Armenian side is unchanged - representatives of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan must leave the sovereign territories of the Republic of Armenia without any preconditions.

Vagharshak Harutyunyan and Sergey Shoigu also discussed the deployment of Russian border guards in the Armenian-Azerbaijani border sections of the RA Syunik and Gegharkunik regions.

Reference was made to the mission carried out by the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation in the Artsakh Republic, the Armenian-Russian cooperation in the defence sphere, as well as a number of issues related to regional issues.