YEREVAN. – The Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Armenia has issued a statement regarding the military exercises being conducted in Azerbaijan.
“Pursuant to the (…) 2011 Vienna Document, the military exercises are subject to declaration if they include: 1) At least 9,000 people, including support troops. 2) At least 250 battle tanks. 3) At least 500 armored vehicles. 4) At least 250 self-propelled and back-round (hauled) artillery, mortars, and reactive rocket propelled means (100mm and larger) (…).
“At the same time, pursuant to the (…) 2011 Vienna Document, if the participating country has planned to implement a larger [military] exercise in volume, in addition to the previously announced exercises in the reporting year, it must notify about it to all participating countries (…).
“[But] the Republic of Azerbaijan has not notified the participating countries about the operational-tactical exercises to be conducted [in the country] from June 17 to 24 (…),” the Armenian MOD statement specifically reads.