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Residents of Kirants village of Armenia’s Tavush Province have closed off the Kirants section of the Armenia-Georgia interstate motorway for about an hour now.

They are dissatisfied with the Armenia-Azerbaijan border delimitation results that were made public Wednesday.

Tavush Province police chief Artur Mkrtchyan had come to negotiate with the villagers. He advised them to meet with the governor of Tavush and get answers to their pressing questions, instead of closing the road.

Early Thursday morning, agents from the National Security Service came to the village to determine, according to the maps, which of the residents' houses will pass to Azerbaijan, the press reports.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the Armenian government that the border guards of Armenia and Azerbaijan will be deployed in the area within the next eight to nine days. But they will be deployed in the most sensitive part of Kirants later because some details are subject to additional adjustment there. According to Pashinyan, there are problems in Kirants because the parties have adopted the principle of "the border passes where it passes."

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