The Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone in air. Screenshot of the video by Loyal Technique

30 July 2021, 14:48

Baku refutes Yerevan's statement about downed UAVs at border

The Armenia's information that Azerbaijani unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones, were shot down on the border of the Gegarkunik Region has nothing to do with reality, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported with reference to the Armenian party that at night on July 30, the Armenian air defence forces stopped an attempt of Azerbaijani drones to penetrate the airspace of the Gegarkunik Region.

Armed incidents regularly occur on the border section in the direction of Gegarkunik. Thus, on July 26, because of the shelling, workers of the Sotk mine were evacuated.

Let us remind you that the conflict on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border occurred in mid-May. Yerevan claimed that Azerbaijani militaries had entered the territory of the Syunik and Gegarkunik Regions. Baku insists that border guards only changed their deployment, staying within the Lachin and Kelbadjar Districts. Residents of Armenia border communities have repeatedly complained that the proximity of Azerbaijani troops and the lack of security guarantees prevent them from cultivating the fields and graze their livestock.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 30, 2021 at 09:28 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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