Armenia Prosecutor's Office launches case against Azerbaijan crossing border in Syunik Province
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Armenia has launched a criminal case regarding the trespassing by the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan of the state border of Armenia in the Sev Lake sector and breaching the territorial integrity of Armenia, as reported the Public Relations Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
“The Garrison Military Prosecutor’s Office of Goris has obtained data according to which on May 12, 2021 at around 8 a.m. soldiers of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, without permission, crossed the protected state border in the administrative territory of Goris community of Syunik Province of Armenia (Sev Lake sector), advanced nearly 3.5 km into the territory of Armenia, positioned themselves on one of the favorable heights and, threatening to use force against soldiers of the Armed Forces of Armenia and saying that the territory belongs to Azerbaijan, aren’t letting the soldiers move forward and threatened to use weapons in case they moved forward.
Taking into account that in the prepared materials there are data containing elements of crimes of trespassing of the state border by the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and taking actions to transfer a part of the territory of Armenia to another state through threats to use force, the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Garrison of Goris has launched a criminal case.
Preliminary investigation has been assigned.
At the same time, by the assignment of the Military Prosecutors’ Offices of the garrisons in Sevan and Yeghegnadzor, the divisions of the Military Police of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia in Vardenis and Sisian are also preparing reports to clarify the circumstances behind similar manifestations recorded in certain sectors of the state border in the Gegharkunik and Syunik Provinces, respectively,” the press release reads.