YEREVAN, 13 Mar – RIA Novosti. The Ministry of Defense of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic denied information that appeared in the Armenian media on Saturday that the Karabakh military were required to withdraw their units from the road leading to the village of Karmir Shuka in the Martuni region of the NKR.
Earlier, the electronic publication Politik.am reported, citing unnamed sources, that the NKR military were allegedly required to withdraw their units from the road leading to the village of Karmir Shuka.
“The information disseminated by the Armenian electronic media that allegedly the President of the Republic of Artsakh (the self-name of Karabakh – ed.) Arayik Harutyunyan, the commander of the peacekeeping forces of the Russian Federation General (Rustam) Muradov and a high-ranking representative of the National Security Service of Armenia went to meet with the commander of the Defense Army Mikael Arzumanyan is untrue. and demand the withdrawal of Armenian servicemen from the road leading to Karmir Shuka to be handed over to the Azerbaijani military, ”the ministry’s website said.
The ministry called on to refrain from publishing “false information about non-existent disagreements” in the military-political leadership of Karabakh.
Important transport communications of Nagorno-Karabakh pass through the village of Karmir Shuka.
At the end of September 2020, hostilities resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh, which became a continuation of a long-term conflict and led to casualties among the civilian population. The parties made several attempts to conclude a truce, but the tripartite agreement reached on the night of November 10 turned out to be successful. With the mediation of Moscow, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to completely cease fire and exchange prisoners and bodies of the dead. Yerevan also handed over Kelbajar, Lachin and Aghdam districts to Baku. In addition, Russian peacekeepers are stationed in the region.