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July 19 2018 | 2:17am AET

‘Nothing to Worry About,’ Armenian Army Chief Says on Nakhichevan Developments

Source: Asbarez | Sunday, 08 July 2018
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Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Major General Artak Davtyan.

Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Major General Artak Davtyan.

According to Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Major General Artak Davtyan, the situation on the Nakhichevan section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is under control.

“The situation is controllable, normal work is underway. There is nothing to worry about. I don’t see the need for further comments,” Davtyan said during the military’s summer conscription on July 2.

One day earlier, on July 1, the Armenian defense ministry said that the Azerbaijani army attempted to reinforce outposts near the Nakhichevan border. The Armenian army responded with gunfire, which led to the total destruction of an Azerbaijani position. One Armenian soldier suffered minor wounds during the firefight.

Regarding the escalation of tensions on the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact and the military parade in Baku, Davtyan said these concerns are nothing new.

“I don’t see anything special here,” he said. “We follow their drills, we are ready for any developments.”

Davtyan added that the Armenian army plans to acquire new weaponry.

“We have already received one part of the weapons, the other part is in process. If needed, information about all new weapons will be provided to the public,” Davtyan said.

During the summer conscription, new soldiers were enlisted into the Armed Forces of Armenia. The conscription process is being supervised by the defense ministry, the general staff and law enforcement agencies.

In a statement, the defense ministry wished “Peaceful service to the defenders of the country.”





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