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Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of troop buildup near border - Yerevan denies

Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of troop buildup near border - Yerevan denies Photo: Azerbaijan accused Armenia of amassing troops near the border (Getty Images)

Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of amassing forces and troops near the shared border. Yerevan denies Baku's claims, reports the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.

"Recently, the concentration of manpower, armored vehicles, artillery installations, and other heavy firepower of the Armenian armed forces and intensive movement of its troops in different directions of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conditional border is observed," the message says.

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan also claims that more information is appearing on the network "focused on aggravating the situation in the information environment in preparation for sabotage attempts."

At the same time, Azerbaijan has threatened a "decisive response" in case of aggression.

Armenia's response

Armenia, in turn, denies Azerbaijan's allegations, stating that the information does not correspond to reality.

The Ministry of Defense of Armenia notes that on March 30, a series of Telegram channels published photos allegedly depicting the movement of Armenian troops towards the borders, but in reality, they illustrate training drives for newly recruited drivers.

"The Ministry of Defense of Armenia assesses the operational situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border recently as stable and sees no need for additional measures to protect the border," the statement reads.

Conflict over Karabakh

Recall that in September 2023, Azerbaijan conducted "anti-terrorism operations" in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, as a result of which the unrecognized "republic" surrendered.

Armenia refused to redeploy its army to the region. The head of the Armenian government recognized the area of Azerbaijan as 86.6 thousand square kilometers, including Nagorno-Karabakh. However, a peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan has not yet been concluded.

Moreover, Moscow was involved in the conflict. Russian so-called peacekeepers were present in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

More about how Armenia is moving towards the EU and how Russia may react - in the material of RBC-Ukraine.