The Azerbaijani armed forces on Thursday advanced several hundred meters more in the direction of Vardenis region in Armenia’s Gegharkunik Province. The head of Verin Shorzha village, Artyom Yeranosyan, on Friday told about this to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
"This time the Azerbaijani side advanced on the left side of Vardenis Mountain Range. Neither we nor they [the Azerbaijanis] were there; the area was a free zone. Yesterday we realized that they descended, approximately 300 to 400 meters. They do not intend to go back, but our side stands [there]—as needs to be," he said.
The head of the village said that the adversary's heavy equipment had been working at the border all night.
According to Yeranosyan, these Azerbaijanis have settled at the very sector part of which is used by the locals as pasture, and in the other part, their irrigation water is accumulated. "In any case, our armed forces are ready for anything," he added, in particular.
To note, the Azerbaijanis on Wednesday had crossed the state border of Armenia in the direction of Vardenis, entering about 500 meters into Armenian territory.
It was expected that respective negotiations would take place Thursday between the two sides. But no official information has been given as to whether this talk was held, and the Verin Shorzha village head is also not aware.