Attempts by the Armenian military to regain control over the territory of Armenia seized by Azerbaijani forces ended in the first clashes with the use of force.
The situation on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated again after the Azerbaijani forces not only refused to withdraw their units from the territory of Armenia also Azerbaijan soldiers completely ignore Russia’s warnings about its readiness to use the CSTO mechanisms but in fact, began clashes with Armenian border guards, who tried to return to their control over previously lost regions.
In the video footage presented, one can see how the Azerbaijani servicemen in a rather harsh manner escort the Armenian military out of their own territory, emphasizing their readiness to use weapons, although during the outbreak of the conflict it did not come to this.
Representatives of the Armenian Defense Ministry confirmed the incident.
“The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia (Republic of Armenia) reports that as a result of the study of the video with the participation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani soldiers, disseminated by Azerbaijani users of social networks, it turned out that the incident actually took place on May 17, 2021. in the eastern part of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. We inform you, that an official investigation has been scheduled into the incident. The Ministry of Defense will seek to disclose all the circumstances and apply the appropriate legal consequences, “it was reported.
Experts note that such aggressive actions by Baku may well become the cause of a large-scale conflict in the region, into which Russia may also be drawn.