Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused Azerbaijan of “encroaching” on the southern territory, Sputnik reported on Friday.
Pashinyan revealed that the Azerbaijani troops advanced at least three kilometers into southern Armenia, adding that the soldiers reacted with an “Appropriate tactical maneuver.
He described: “It is an encroachment on the sovereign territory of Armenia,” adding “This is an act of subversive infiltration.” The leader also claimed that Azerbaijan of attempting to “lay siege” to Sev Lich lake.
Therefore, a number of world leaders responded to the return of rising tensions between the two neighboring countries after last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh dispute.
The escalations were ended with a ceasefire followed by surrendering vast areas from the region by the Armenian state.
In the same context, French President Emmanuel Macron requested a UN Security Council meeting for calming the rage between both states in addition, he said: “Azerbaijani armed forces invaded Armenian territory. They must withdraw immediately.”
Also, the spokesperson of the US Department of State Ned Price responded: “We are closely following reports of increased tensions along a non-demarcated portion of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.”
He continued: “We understand communication between the parties is ongoing and urge restraint in de-escalating the situation peacefully.”