Armenian defense minister advises Karabakh to disregard adopted PACE Resolution

By Asbarez | Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan addressing the press. (Source: Armenpress)

Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan addressing the press. (Source: Armenpress)

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan advises Karabakh leadership not to pay attention on false substance of “Sarsang” report at PACE and continue the policy which they have already implemented.

He said that the Artsakh authorities have adopted the right path in terms of water resource management and water policy and particularly those works must go on in Sarsang Reservoir. “I would advise not to focus on the false substance and continue water policy particularly in Sarsang Reservoir, where proper social activities are underway,” said Ohanyan.

He added that the Armenian Defense Ministry once again officially denies the media reports that the adversary has taken control of a position in Tavush Province.

“The borders of the Republic of Armenia are impregnable today: They are protected by capable men and there have been no changes in the arrangement of our positions, neither the adversary has expanded its positions,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile, Artsakh forces averted an infringement attempt by Azerbaijan.

The Azerbaijani side undertook provocative actions at the line of contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan last night.

The rival used artillery weapons of different caliber, 60 and 82mm mortars and HAN-17 grenades as it fired more than 600 shots in the direction of the Armenian positions.

The adversary also undertook an infringement attempt in the southern direction of the line of contact. The front divisions of the Artsakh Defense Army were quick to spot the advancement and force them back to their initial positions.

The Defense Army incurred no losses as a result of the exchange of fire.

The front divisions of the Artsakh Defense Army confidently continue with their military duty all along the line of contact.