The news about the deployment of Kurdish armed soldiers in the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) is another lie and misinformation spread by Azerbaijan. This is what spokesperson of the President of Artsakh Vahram Poghosyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am, commenting on the news disseminated by Azerbaijani presses.
“By disseminating such news, Azerbaijan is trying to oppose the confirmed news that its army is being replenished with extremists from Syria. This is confirmed, and foreign presses are also reporting on the deployment of extremist forces of Syria in Azerbaijan. I can say that the deployment of Kurdish armed soldiers in Artsakh is an absolute lie and doesn’t correspond to reality,” he said.
According to Poghosyan, the atrocities characteristic of Islamist extremists that were perpetrated against Armenian soldiers during the Four-Day Artsakh War in April 2016 also attest to the inclusion of extremist forces in the armed forces of Azerbaijan.
Touching upon the statement of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that Armenia is preparing for war, Poghosyan stated that Armenia has never declared that it will wage a war against another country, adding that the improvement of the armed forces and the creation of a militia in Armenia are only aimed at keeping the borders of the country impregnable.