Azerbaijan kicks off exercises amid tensions on border with Armenia.

Armenia calls the situation on the border with Azerbaijan a test for the CSTO

  • Aliyev reacted to Yerevan’s appeal to the CSTO due to the situation at the border
  • Armenia calls the situation on the border with Azerbaijan a test for the CSTO

{ Alles Europa News } – The maneuvers will last until May 20, and will be attended by about 15 thousand soldiers.

Baku decided to hold exercises amid tensions on the border: earlier Armenia accused Azerbaijan of encroachment on its sovereignty and provocations.

While Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that the process of clarifying the borders is underway between Azerbaijan and Armenia , negotiations are continuing, in his words, Yerevan’s appeal to the CSTO is unreasonable, there were no clashes at the border, the situation is stable Alles Europa News reports.

While, Aliyev held telephone conversations with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev .

“President Ilham Aliyev informed the President of Kazakhstan about the latest events on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border.

In this regard, the President of Azerbaijan said that the process of clarifying the border is underway (with Armenia – ed.), The Armenian side does not adequately respond to this process.

Armenia’s appeal to the CSTO on this the occasion is nothing more than an attempt to internationalize the issue, and it is completely unreasonable, there were no clashes at the border, the situation is stable, negotiations are continuing, “Aliyev’s press service told the media.

The Armenian Defense Ministry reported on May 12 that the Azerbaijani armed forces tried to carry out certain work “to clarify the borders” in one of the border areas of the Syunik region.

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