Maria Zakharova comments on the incident that happened near the Hakari bridge on June 15
YEREVAN, JUNE 21, ARMENPRESS. The incident at the Lachin Corridor checkpoint on June 15 is related to the general problem of the absence of a demarcated Armenian-Azerbaijani border, ARMENPRESS reports, Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, announced during the press conference, commenting on the incident that happened near the Hakari bridge.
"The Lachin Corridor incident is related to the general problem of the absence of a demarcated Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The Russian side has repeatedly called on the effective work of the bilateral commission with the advisory support of the Russian Federation. We are ready to help in demarcation and determining the border, which has become another bone of contention between the parties.
The accusations directed at the Russian peacekeepers are absolutely groundless. We strongly recommend toning down the media rhetoric in this regard. The peacekeepers are working closely with the parties to settle the situation," Zakharova said.
Earlier, the border guard service of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia reported that on June 15, around 08:40, a group of soldiers of the border guard service of Azerbaijan attempted to advance towards the Hakari bridge in order to raise a flag on the territory of the Republic of Armenia. It is noted that as a result of the measures taken by the Armenian side, the advance of Azerbaijani servicemen and the attempt to raise a flag on the territory of the Republic of Armenia was prevented.
In one of the videos spread on the Internet, it was seen how the Azerbaijani military, accompanied by the Russian peacekeepers, tried to place the Azerbaijani flag on the Hakari bridge.
Later, during a meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Russian Ambassador to Armenia Sergey Kopirkin was presented with Armenia's strong dissatisfaction with the incident involving Russian peacekeepers near Hakari Bridge.