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The border guard troops of Armenia carry out the service in the Kirants village sector of Tavush Province, and the armed forces carry out their tasks in their predetermined sectors. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Edvard Asryan, told reporters about this in the National Assembly of Armenia Wednesday.

To the question whether the Armenian Armed Forces of have already left their positions in Tavush Province, he answered: "The armed forces do not leave the positions they hold. (...). We stand at our designated bases and fulfill our assigned tasks."

Asked whether Armenia had a base or a military position from which it retreated, Asryan responded: "We have various infrastructures in every direction. The border guard troops in that sector are performing the tasks assigned to them. The army is there, the army cannot leave from somewhere. The border guard troops, where they perform service, is also the area of responsibility of the army, where we are ready to perform service.

Yes, the border guards carry out service at the border, but in the given directions, the Armed Forces have regular units that are ready to perform the task set before them."

He once again asked not to be asked about "handover of land."

"I do not carry out a civil infrastructure task: houses, territories, plots of land. Yes, I am sure that the given territories are not the territories of Armenia," he said.

And as to what the basis is for his assertion, he responded: "I don't assert, the border, which was reflected on our maps, asserts it."

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